If God did not judge sin it would mean that God was indifferent to the existence of right and wrong, good and evil. But the Lord is not indifferent. God’s wrath, grief, and intense pain over sin is the necessary and only right response. Continue reading Gospel of John: Lamb of God Judged
There is no power in all the physical world or the spiritual realm that is not ultimately under the authority and dominion of Almighty God.
Things are not always what they appear to be. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Habakkuk’s Questions
It is the work of the Holy Spirit to convict hearts and reveal truth to minds. Our work is to love. Continue reading Gospel of John: Penalty, Power, Presence
God’s mighty deliverance of the world through the cross held echoes of the ancient contest God entered into with the powerful gods of Egypt. Continue reading Gospel of John: The Ruler of this World
This is good news for humankind, for we have been trying to appease angry gods for all of our recorded history. Continue reading Gospel of John: Three Concerns
The final meeting between Edom and Israel happened when the many greats grandson of Esau, King Herod had before him the many greats grandson of Jacob, Jesus Christ. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Obadiah, Edom’s Pride
Some theologians tentatively place Obadiah during the reign of Jehoram, in 848-841 BC, Jewish scholars place Obadiah, Habakkuk and Zephaniah as contemporaries of Jeremiah and Ezekiel Continue reading Minor Prophets: Obadiah
God did forgive the people. In the last verse of this book, Micah spoke with confident hope that God would show faithfulness to the people, unswerving loyalty, because this is not only God’s nature but also the nature of God’s love for God’s own. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Micah, God is Supreme
What we do reveals who we are and what we truly believe.
What pulls you backward? What pulls you forward? Which seems stronger? What does what you say and do reveal about who you truly are and what you truly believe? How can God’s mercy triumph in your life?
Continue reading Wife of Lot
And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, thus must the Son of Humanity be lifted up, in order that all who believe in him will have life eternal. Continue reading Gospel of John: Sign of the Serpent