“He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from... Continue Reading →
Bearing the Name 5: Jehovah Jireh
“He said, ‘Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.’” (Genesis 22:2, ESV) The land of Moriah corresponds with Jerusalem. Mount Moriah is the most likely location... Continue Reading →
You’ve Got Rights!
“To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22 (ESV) When this pandemic started to dominate the news, I was quick to jump to conclusions regarding the seriousness of the virus. I expressed... Continue Reading →
Getting in the Way Part Three
“If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.” (1 John 5:16, ESV)
Jacob’s Second Vision
Israel = “God prevails”
Stay In Gilgal?!?
From the very start Elisha had committed to following and serving God, and Elijah.
Gilgal in the Rearview
So many people live their entire lives in Gilgal, they find salvation and deliverance, but never move on to deeper things in God.
A Very Good Friday
There was a restlessness in the crowd. In-between the awkward taunts and jeers the only sounds that could be heard were the labored attempts of the three men to draw a breath. The weight of their bodies pulling them down forced the air from their lungs as they hung by their arms. They were, in... Continue Reading →
“But he said, ‘What is impossible with man is possible with God’” (Luke 18:27 ESV). There’s a lot of talk these days about “positive thinking.” And there is merit to the practice. Unfortunately, there also exists the danger of going overboard and developing the mindset that we, in and of ourselves can do anything. This... Continue Reading →
Wisdom Wednesday: A Call To Worship
“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield” (Psalms 5:11-12 ESV). The image that comes to... Continue Reading →