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
The Shepherds of Bethlehem
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
There are many songs that we sing in church that we have sung for so long without ever questioning their biblical accuracy. There are many new songs that we love to listen to for which we have never given due theological consideration. The purpose of this article is to encourage us to pay attention to what we confess in song. False doctrine is not typically apparent, but sneaks up on us in beautiful and often subtle ways.
John 3:16 Redux Continued
Because God is the main character and the focus of the story of Bible, every Scripture should be interpreted in light of God’s grace and glory. When that focus changes, the interpretation of Scripture will suffer, leading to a weakened or corrupt interpretation and an incomplete and/or ineffective understanding of what God intended for us to know.
John 3:16 Redux
God never changes. He does not love you more today and less tomorrow. He does not love you more when you are good and less when you are bad or disobedient. He does not love you more when you succeed and less when you fail. His love for you does not change with time or circumstances.
Repentance is about much more than confession of sin. In fact, the focus of repentance is not our sin, but worship.