Fellowship with God and assurance of eternal life is guaranteed only through the Lord Jesus Christ. Continue reading 1 John 5: The One True God
I read a book a while ago called, Where Is God When Bad Things Happen? Written by Luis Palau. As you can imagine from the title, the author talks about the traumas and tragedies that you and I experience in life, and why God seems to allow them. Where was God? What was God doing? What is God doing?
That’s what Martha and Mary were wondering in this story, and probably Jesus’s disciples, too. Continue reading John 11: Jesus Develops Martha’s Faith
It complicates things, does it not? When scripture specifically describes Lot and Noah as righteous, then carefully records their drunkenness and sexual deviance. Continue reading 2 Peter 2: Righteous? Really?
Worship and praise are the natural overflow of God’s perspective, for you and I can experience joyful confidence and triumphant thanksgiving in the movement and purposes of God. Continue reading 1 Peter 1: Prophetic Mystery
Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land,
who do his commands;
seek righteousness, seek humility;
perhaps you may be hidden
on the day of the Lord’s wrath. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Zephaniah, Look Above
God’s majesty, God’s glory made all else recede, so that Habakkuk was focused on God, not on his current circumstances, nor the dreadful times to come. Continue reading Minor Prophets: Habakkuk’s Commitment
In Genesis chapter 1, God’s word divided the light from the darkness. So now, Jesus, the Word and the Light, came into the world and divided those who love the Light from those who embrace the darkness. Continue reading Gospel of John: Choose Life
The Lord sees the evil that mars God’s creation and destroys the people God loves, and the Lord intends to get rid of it. God’s wrath consumes evil and wickedness not as the opposite of God’s love, but as the expression of God’s love. Continue reading Gospel of John: Heal, Not Hurt
Jesus depicted himself in the bronze serpent Moses had lifted up to save people from the poisonous serpents that had overrun their camp. Continue reading Gospel of John: Lifted Up