Paul approached the scholarly philosophers on Mars Hill to free them from their vain philosophies and introduce them to the true God. He warned the Colossians against falling to vain philosophies (Col. 2:8). Now he worked to free the Epicureans and Stoics from their own error so they could know the true God. The Epicureans … Continue reading THE INTIMIDATING GOD WORTH FINDING
You are probably overwhelmed. The world is crazy. Life is crazy. It's hard to get your mind wrapped around it all. It's hard to know what to do next. It's hard to focus on anything because you are focused on everything. How many times does your phone buzz every hour? Just listing all the activities … Continue reading Overwhelmed?
Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity! God is holy, but what does it mean to be holy? Holiness is a "chief attribute of God and a quality to be developed in his people. … Continue reading Holy, Holy, Holy
Give me the Bible– holy message shining, Thy light shall guide me in the narrow way. Precept and promise, law and love combining, ‘Til night shall vanish in eternal day. We love the Bible. We love the Bible because of its author—2 Timothy 3:16. We love the Bible because it connects us with its author—1 … Continue reading Give Me the Bible
The crisis of belief: An encounter with God requires faith….What you do in response to God's revelation reveals what you believe about God. True faith requires action (Henry Blackaby in "Experiencing God" page 135). Believing in God makes all the difference in life. Faith shapes our worldview. Faith shapes our values. Faith shapes our attitudes. … Continue reading I BELIEVE IN GOD
Let us approach the Bible as both soldiers and scholars. Let us be scholars in what the mission of the early church and also serve as soldiers following the same book as our guide. God would have us to be prepared. Before we can begin to march beside the ancient soldiers of the cross in … Continue reading PREPARED FOR SERVICE
"In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes" (Judges 21:25). Here we have an ancient description of what we continue to experience today. The Defense of Marriage Act may have been stricken down, but "let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the … Continue reading The Supreme Judge of All the Earth