Category Archives: Christian Gospel
Forgiven, Yet Still Under Judgment
Why are Christians under judgment? It seems absurd for Peter to inform believers that they are exposed to some divine review that demands obedience, if they have already been forgiven. Human courts don’t even allow offenders to be exposed to … Continue reading
Have you ever wondered why God talks the way he does? So often, in Scripture, his words are shrouded in mystery, or stated in very curious ways. When people had the opportunity to ask him questions, his answers typically were … Continue reading
Divine Direction – Seeking Clarity
We all want to know the right answer. Whether it is a student in school, or a businessman evaluating a new investment opportunity, or a mom trying to raise her child, or a Christian looking for direction in choices they … Continue reading
Jesus Broke The Law – or did he?
It is one of those disturbing questions that haunt the theology and teaching of many Christians. Did Jesus perfectly keep the Mosaic Law? It seems unthinkable to even ask such a question, since it is rightly believed that he always … Continue reading
Every Sin Forgiven, Except
There are dramatic reasons for eye shadow. Whether applied by a stage actor, or an adolescent looking for attention, or even by a prostitute, there is something well known about carefully applied eye shadow: it draws greater attention from others … Continue reading
Who I AM?
Questions are often recognized as the most powerful tool of human language. Whether through the Socratic method, or through some form of art that raises unexpected thoughts in the observer’s mind, questions confront assumptions and cause us to seek answers. … Continue reading
Mystery of Jesus as Lord
Many call Jesus Lord. Few really understand what they are saying. The name Lord, much like the name God, into whatever language or culture it is spoken, carries a wide range of intended meanings. As a pastor recently taught in … Continue reading
Mere Infants – Passionate Christians who are Worldly
Mirrors are not always kind, especially if we are Snow White or we are getting older. Still, we find them very useful in being able to see things about ourselves that otherwise are hard to recognize. The letters Paul wrote … Continue reading
Whispers of Salvation–Are you listening for details?
Listening is a skill rarely taught in schools, in work, or even in church. Most people use listening as a method of personal benefit, rather than to learn or understand. Typically, we listen just enough to decide if there is … Continue reading
Some Things God Will Never Share
There are two aspects of independence that God reserves to himself—two expressions of his will that he refuses to allow separately in any other living being. They are the two extremes of interaction. These two, God will not share with … Continue reading