Photo by Emre Can on Pexels.com Is God simple? When we think of God’s nature, “simple” probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. As the song says, “we stand amazed in the presence of Jesus,” and that is good. We should be amazed at the incomprehensibility of our God. We can understand … Continue reading Divine Simplicity: The Entire Fountain of All Good Things
We like insiders. We want to be insiders. No one wants to be on the outside trying to see whats happening. We value that inside position and that insider information. So we try to position ourselves on the inside. We feel more like we are in the inside if we keep more and more people … Continue reading From Out to In
I know you are busy. I know there are 100 things left to do after you have done 1000. But there is one thing that you must do—spend time with your God. Jesus said, “this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (Jn. 17:3). … Continue reading The Search for Quality Living
Jesus is the firstfruits. Paul said, “But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Cor. 15:20). Then again in verse 23 Paul described the resurrection of Christ as “the firstfruits” which would be followed by the resurrection of Christians when Jesus returns. When … Continue reading Jesus the Firstfruits
Paul said that Jesus “was buried” and “that he was raised the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:5). This section is more difficult to find in the the Old Testament Scriptures. These things are never spelled out for us in a straightforward way like Jesus’ vicarious death for our sins. Some, otherwise … Continue reading On the 3rd Day??
How can God be "one" (Deut. 6:4) and three persons (Matt. 28:19-20)? The nature of God is the foundation of our religion, so we should try to understand God as best we can. However, we will never fully understand anything about God. We should not expect to fully understand God. He is God and we … Continue reading Blessed Trinity?
Most Christians are aware that God created everything that has been made through Christ. "For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him" Colossians 1:16. But the initial creative act … Continue reading Christ’s Continuous Creation Care
Paul, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, taught that Jesus' resurrection is certain because it was "according to the Scriptures" (1 Cor. 15:4). In other words, we can know Jesus has been raised from the dead because we can trust the Scriptures. Scriptures are as Perfect as God Who Gave ItThe trustworthiness of Scripture is … Continue reading I Believe In Jesus’ Resurrection Because It Is According to the Scriptures
Jesus’ “Sermon on the Mount” is an admonition to trust God for everything. This trust is commended for those who are suffering and still striving for righteousness in Matthew 5:3-12. The believers are told to trust God to bring about effective change through their holy living in 5:12-16. Those who felt the burden of the … Continue reading I Hope This Gets A Lot of Likes!!: The Freedom of Trust
Images force us to react. Blue lights in your rearview mirror, the check engine light in your dash, the yellow caution light, and the notifications on your phone all demand you react in some way. These impersonal images, through no real power of their own, force you to interact with them. Even in listing those … Continue reading IMAGES