Western culture has made rebellion an “in” thing. Just listen for a few seconds to the news media talk about the nations leaders or watch how Hollywood portrays the bad guy as the likable hero. Rebellion isn’t just the product of the Roaring 20’s or Rockin’ 50’s and 60’s, but youth and adult alike from […]Read More Jesus offers rest to rebels
“God is king over the whole earth” (Zechariah 14:9; Psalm 47:7) God is King with A kingdom without natural border in the universe A domain relished the hearts of Your subjects A duration without conception or culmination A reign characterized by justice and righteousness God is King by A dominance unshakeable, regal and kind A […]Read More God is King
Or in other words, can someone really be a “Christian” but never go to church? In short, “Yes” and “No” but before you roll your eyes because of a flip-flopped answer, let me explain. Someone does not have to go to church to be a Christian. The Bible does not directly say, “Thou shalt go […]Read More Does church make a Christian?
How I wonder, where I wonder Is a place so far away A place I wish to stay And sin never causes sway. Help me show and don’t say No To life ever happy Living without tragedy And alone designed for me. Does it exist beyond our bliss Of reality this afternoon? My nativity’s evil […]Read More kneel to appeal
To get my attention, my daughters will repeat a phrase over and over again, “Daddy, daddy, daddy! Come see this. Come see this. Come see this.” It can be a new ballet twirl to Sophia getting a boo-boo. It can be highly annoying, but it is often a good of getting my attention. When a phrase is repeated […]Read More Jesus, the I AM, calls for your attention
Bookends hold upright and support a row of books from end to end. Often times bookends are solid and sure. John’s Gospel has literary bookends that hold upright the content of his writing. John begins his Gospel with this intended purpose: Jesus Christ has always been and He will always be. The Creator God is Jesus Christ. In contrast […]Read More Jesus as the Bookends of John’s Gospel
Men are designed to be IMAGE-BEARERS. The final aspect of masculinity is seen in the fact that men are the glory of God. “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” (Gen. 1:26) Here we come full circle. To be made in God’s image is to be a dominioneer or […]Read More 5. bold and brave image-bearers