Category Jesus

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 […]

Eat The Blood

In Leviticus 17:10-12 we read of the prohibition against eating blood. God is said to set His face against the person who does this, in fact the person who eats blood will be cut out of the covenant altogether. The reason for this prohibition is that the life of the flesh is in the blood. […]

To Hell With The Chicken Fingers

My family and I have just returned from a two-week vacation (trip). We traveled more than 4,000 miles in 13 days and God blessed us through it all, no complaints. For you parents reading this, you know that traveling with little children is a bit difficult. Routines are disrupted, schedules are broken, rebellion increases, your […]

Why Is The Church So Weak?

I am poking at the church in the West when I ask that question (the church that I am firmly planted within). Why can the church seem to do very little against the rising tide of moral gobbledygook and murderous insanity? It seems that that mythic box of Pandora has been opened. You know, a […]

Keith Darrell: Shattering Hearts of Stone

This weekend we had the opportunity to host campus preacher, Keith Darrell, from Whitefield Fellowship. I am here to point you toward him and what he does, so that you may support him with prayers and finances. This is an endorsement, not an advertisement, but if you feel so inclined to donate to Whitefield Fellowship, […]

The Rich Man

My Bible, over the passage in Mark 10:17-31, says this: The Rich Young Man. I don’t know why we assume this guy was young. He was obviously rich, 10:22, but there is nothing I can see that would lead us to believe he was young. I guess that might not matter and it depends who […]

Brief Review: Paradise Restored

So, I just read David Chilton’s Paradise Restored: A Biblical Theology of Dominion and I have to tell you I am kicking myself for not reading it earlier. In my Goodreads profile I simply wrote, “An excellent and necessary read,” and I refuse to redact that statement. But here I would like to make a couple […]

Why Have Corporate Confession?

A corporate act of confession on the Lord’s Day is, historically, a no-brainer. Back in the day when the body of Christ was understood as a body, not a conglomerate of individuals having an emotional moment, it was common place for Christians to kneel together and with a communal voice confess their sin together. Why? […]

The Authority of Jesus

Here is another nugget that won’t make it into my Palm Sunday sermon. Read Mark 11. At the end of this encounter, Jesus’s opposition confronts Him concerning His authority to do all that He has down. He borrowed a donkey, He rode into Jerusalem as a conquering king, He inspected the house of Yahweh and […]

Palm Sunday Victory Sacrifice

Palm Sunday is nearly upon us, and since I have too many thoughts to put into one sermon you will get some here. Read Mark 11. Jesus is the coming King. He is announced as king and rides into the city with a kingly greeting (11:8-10). The Son of David has come to the holy city […]