Category Identity in Christ

How Jesus Cleansed The World

In my last post I made the audacious claim that Christians are required to obey the Law of God. Part of my argument was bolstered by James remark, “You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone” (James 2:24). Which many may claim contradicts other New Testament writers like Paul. […]

Fat And Happy Marriage

What qualifies me to say anything about fat and happy marriages? Well, hopefully I have one. Perhaps our marriage is not “fat and happy” maybe we are on our way there and currently in the “chunky and cheery” category. Well, my wife and I have been married for five years now, six this May, look […]

Promises Consumed

1 Corinthians 10:16 says, “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” (NKJV) This Table is a covenant table. It is a place where we are bound to Christ and Christ […]

Real Family

I have had the privilege for the past few days to walk with a family as their matriarch heads to that end which we are all bound, death. This family, including the matriarch, approached death with a boldness that can only come from knowing the truth of the security of her life in Christ. They […]

The Importance of Adoption

When we speak about adoption we often think of this on a horizontal level, through this or that adoption agency. What I would like to posit is that the Grand Story of Scripture, the story of redemption, is God creating His family. The purpose of redemption can be summed up in one word, adoption. This […]

What is the Church?

“9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy” 1 Peter 2:9-10 […]

Barabbas?

The crowds of angry, mocking, Jews shout to Pilate for the release of a prisoner and the death of another (Matthew 21:15-23). On the one hand Pilate has in his custody a notorious criminal who had committed, at the very least, robbery (John 18:40), insurrection, and murder (Mark 15:7; Luke 23:18-19). As the Jews were […]

Free AudioBook, A Must Have

This month’s free audiobook from Christianaudio is The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler. Pastor Chandler is one of my favorite preachers. His passion is contagious and his story is inspiring. I highly recommend reading and listening to Matt Chandler whenever you can. Here is a short video from Pastor Chandler about his book: And here is […]

We Are Not A Club

I have often heard it said that “wimpy theology leads to wimpy Christians.” This is true and we don’t need to look very far for us to see the reality of this statement. We need only to look at church membership. This word alone is misleading, membership. Think about it, what sort of organizations have memberships? Clubs. […]

My Hope

Remember when I had not blogged for a month or two, and I had a “catch-up” blog about everything that has happened? Well, that will happen again…because a lot has happened in a short amount of time. This is not that blog post however. I watched a video today that reminded me of a good […]