As anyone will notice who reads them, the Psalms are alive with human emotion, including not only peace, love, joy, and worship, but also anger, wrath, vengeance, and judgment. Many of the psalms were written in the midst of or in the aftermath of life-changing experiences. Many include annotations at their beginning explaining the circumstances … Continue reading The Lord, Our Shield, Psalm 3:1-3
Paul knew and taught that understanding the resurrection was critical in understanding the call of God to salvation. Yet Paul also knew that knowledge of the resurrection was useless apart from the context of God’s person and purpose in salvation.
Truths of Christmas I am sure we all know Luke 2 as well as we know any Scripture reference. In this article, we will not have time to look at this whole chapter, but I want to look at several truths about God revealed in this well-known story. Luke 2:1 And it came to pass … Continue reading Truths of Christmas
The Beginning of Christmas We are now full-blown into the Christmas season. I know some who have had their tree up and house decorated since Halloween. Others are not that much into all the hoopla and will wait until the last minute to do any shopping. And there are some crazy shoppers out there! I … Continue reading The Beginning of Christmas
We are right now in the midst of the greatest season of the year for most people – especially for retail businesses. Thousands of people are either out there shopping or online, even this morning, struggling to find the perfect gift for someone they know. I heard about one man who left to go do … Continue reading The Shepherds of Bethlehem
Almost a year ago, I wrote a couple of articles about errors in doctrine I had come across that reinforce a truth that I have repeated on several occasions: If we get the doctrine of God wrong, all of our other doctrines will be in error to some degree. Recently, I heard a preacher make … Continue reading Errors in Doctrine 3
How do you react when God's plan is diametrically opposed to your own? Habakkuk reacted with anger, shock, and disbelief before calming down to listen to God's plan.
A study of Habakkuk’s encounter with God. [i] Wrestling, Round 1, Part 2 In Part 1 of this first round in the wrestling match between Habakkuk and God, Habakkuk has expressed in no uncertain terms his frustration with the wickedness of the people and his impatience with the what appears to be the apathetic response … Continue reading Wrestling, Watching, Worshiping
Who is Habakkuk? And how is his writing relevant to the 21st century?
Before moving on with the study of man’s free will vis-à-vis the sovereign and unchangeable will of God, I want to go back just a moment to the article on Adam. Some of what follows is repetition from earlier posts, but bears repeating for the sake of clarity. Since the posting of earlier articles dealing … Continue reading Back to the Garden 2