We find a number of explanations for Jesus coming into this world, the event we celebrate this time of year. Jesus Himself said that He did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many. Related reasons are scattered throughout the New Testament. In his first […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Christmas is about Satan, not Santa
I’ve heard pastors say that if people really knew what was in their hearts, they would not want them as their pastor. I can attest that pastors sin with the best of them. Lust and greed and envy and all sorts of sin roam dangerously in their hearts. Pastors don’t minister on the basis […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on My Funeral is Back On
Ebola is a deadly disease that has been very much in the news in 2014. Left untreated, Ebola has a 90% mortality rate. Even treated, the mortality rate can be as high as 70%. As deadly as Ebola is, sin is deadlier. Sin infects 100% of the population, including each person reading this post. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Ebola, Christmas and You
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Justification and Sanctification at the Table
A pastor I knew insisted he had found the only error in the Bible. Of course, my antennae went up because I believe the Bible to be without error. It is the Word of God. What was the mistake he had discovered? He found it buried in Paul’s first letter to Timothy. “Here is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.