Category Death

Jesus Huffs And Puffs And Wins

The phrase, “the burning anger of Yahweh” is a translation, perhaps an interpretation, that is meant to elicit to us what is happening in regards to God’s relationship to man. The Hebrew directly reads, “the burning of Yahweh’s nostrils” see, for example, Exodus 32:12; Numbers 25:4; Deuteronomy 13:17 and many other places in the Old […]

The God Of Peace At War

A snippet of an Advent sermon concerning Genesis 3:15 and Romans 16:20. Mary, is the last of the barren women whose miracle Seed will save the world. Genesis 3:15. How does this fit in with what Paul says in Romans 16:20? Well, here are some questions: What would it take to defeat a dragon? What would […]

When the Faithful Lose–They Don’t

One of the most confounding aspects of the Gospel is that victory comes through failure. This is what Paul calls “foolishness” in 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. The world wants victory, power, and domination upfront like a superhero with flashing abilities to overcome and light the enemies ablaze. The world wants a Superman that cannot die, so […]

Do Not Love The World

In 1 John 2:15-17 we read that Christians are not to love the world. John is so emphatic in this exhortation that he uses the word “world” seven times to show the fullness of his emphasis. Do not love the world. John’s reasoning is that if anyone loves the world, then they do not love […]

In The Light Of Death

As the Planned Parenthood sting videos continue to come out and the internet fracas continues to boil (and rightly so), I can say that as I father, I have been thinking about my children differently. This is one of those “farther up and farther in” sorta deals. I love my children and praise God for […]

Giving In Is Faithlessness 

Either God is right or He isn’t. If He is, and He is, then His Words are good and life-giving. If we say that the Word is not right, we are then saying that God is wrong. When the creature tells its Creator that He is wrong, we find ourselves right back in the Garden […]

The Word Of Life

Psalm 119:25 “My soul clings to the dust; Revive me according to Your word.” The reference to dust in this verse draws our minds back to the creation of the first man, Adam, formed of the dust of the earth (Genesis 2:7). When God formed Adam from the dust, He breathed life into him making him […]