"Good Friday". When you think about it, doesn't "good" seem like a really odd description for the day of our Savior's brutal, bloody crucifixion? What in the world could've possibly been 'good' about that? Well, I'm glad you asked!
Indeed it was a horrific day. The...read >>
What is the call God has on a father's life, and how ought he to lead his family?
Throughout the Scripture, God instructs men on how they are to lead & love their families. Are you a father? How well do you follow God's Word, how well do you lead accordingly? Well,...read >>
In our last passage, the sinner/tax-collector named Matthew met the Son of Man named Jesus. Rather than reject him as so many rabbis had done before, Jesus called Matthew to follow Him: to become one of His apostles. Such grace... such Good News. Matthew couldn't...read >>
Having spent more than a year in The Sermon On The Mount, what is our state of union? Has the Son's faithful, clarifying exposition of His Father's Law stoked our spiritual pride: "We know more than them." Or, has the Righteous Words of the Son of Man humbled sons...read >>
Ever seen the bumper sticker: "Christians aren't perfect. We're just forgiven."
Just forgiven? Really? Is that all Christ came to earth to do?
The Old Testament provided a way for man to be forgiven. But through Christ--God's once-for-all sacrificial Lamb--our...read >>
Matthew continues his mission today of proclaiming to his jewish brethren Jesus' right to the throne. However, there's already a king enthroned in Jerusalem, but he has no right to be there at all: Herod, the Edomite. When the star-following Magi appear from the...read >>
We have beheld such wisdom, patience & love in these last chapters of Genesis. But one final test would prove necessary in determining whether or not Joseph's brothers were fit to faithfully lead the 12 tribes of Israel.
Jacob had granted permission to take...read >>
Having spent seven weeks searching the Scripture and seeking to understand the foundations of our faith, we turn now to applying what we've learned to the practice of our faith. Reverse the order and we have a righteousness by works rather than by faith. So, this...read >>
Today we'll wrap up one of the most memorable passages in all of Scripture, beginning with the ram God provided for sacrifice, caught by his horns in a nearby thicket.
Not only did Abraham get his son-sacrifice back untouched & unharmed, he also received a...read >>
"First You take great pains to build my faith in Your promise. Then You provide him. And now You want me to sacrifice him?"
Though we'd expect these words of Abraham, we don't read them anywhere in our passage today. Surely he thought them at some point during the...read >>
What is your hope to stand before the all-knowing, all-righteous, all-powerful God? That's heavy!
Abram stands before Him in today's passage... but rather than running from God because of his doubts & concerns, Abe runs to God, confessing them and requesting help....read >>
If you ever wondered how God feels about sin, look no further than today's passage. Wow!
Friday a meteorite raced through the sky over Russia. It left a surreal, translucent cloud of smoke & fire in its trail that had many out snapping photos... completely unaware...read >>
A seed is a marvelous thing. So much potential packed into such a small package. Hundreds upon thousands of pounds of produce from one little capsule. Isn't God providential?!
But unless that seed undergoes a deep, thorough, and permanent change (even a death) it...read >>