Jesus is the Older Brother Who Does His Job
Jesus is the “true and better” older brother.
Above the Clouds, There is Sunshine
Series: Beholding and Becoming
Christians have a unique foundation for strength which has no rival. Christians can draw strength from the One with all strength, in whom there could be no true threat.
The Hierarchy of Self: From Alteration to Something New Altogether
In our modern quest for identity, whether we know it or not, we are inserting ourselves into this thought experiment. We wonder, if my interests, passions, gifts, body, or relationships change, am I still me? Our thought process leads us into such confusion we can come to believe we can lose ourselves if we are unable to pursue our long-held desires.
The Christian’s Confidence in Christ’s Compassion
The greatest example of the compassion of the Messiah came at the end of His earthly ministry. Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross for sinners is the culmination of His compassion, an action that allows Christians to be confident in their standing before God.
Proverbs 29:18 is Not About Vision-Casting
What if a leader’s good idea for church growth or success was not the vision Proverbs 29:18 had in mind?
Human Kind Cannot Bear Very Much Reality
This real world is the one to which Jesus came. Jesus entered our humanity. He became one of us, taking on flesh and blood, partaking of the same things as you and me.
Christ Our Door
The King himself stands at the door with open arms, ready to run out and meet the prostitute, the tax collector, and prodigals of every sort—welcoming them into the feast of love, joy, peace, and righteousness.
By Faith, Plant Sequoias
There are a lot of people in Hebrews 11 who trusted God with the seeds he’d given them — people who waited longer than forty years to see a harvest. The seeds they planted weren’t so much oak trees as they were sequoias that took centuries to root and branch.
Jesus, the Bread of Life
The supreme and preeminent Lord of All is in fact the bread that is an everlasting meal, an eternal feast for the soul.
The Dove’s Descent
Jesus, in the arms of John the Baptist, emerges from the Jordan river. John had gravely warned the crowds of this Messiah. Now is the time for repentance, for “the axe is already laid at the root of the trees…He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire (NASB).” Indeed, this fearfully powerful one […]