God’s rescues have many purposes, including the opportunity of increasing the faith of mothers and prophets alike in Him, His goodness, truth, provision and power. In 1 Kings 17:1, the prophet, Elijah, tells wicked King Ahab, “As the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there shall be neither dew nor … Continue reading Great Escapes 3 with Prophets, Mothers and Sons: How and Why God Sometimes Rescues at (or Past) the Last Minute
Is Israel Still Chosen?
Unlike my last topic, this one seemed easy....
Spirit vs. Spirit: Paul’s Dilemma (and Ours)
When God's will conflicts with someone's personal will, even giants of the faith can have trouble discerning which is which.
A Few of God’s Favorite Things
What pleases God? Read on for a few of His favorite things....
The Blessed Forgetfulness of God
In His grace, some things God chooses not to remember....
All or Nothing, Part 2: “Pas” or Fail in Ephesians 4:30-5:21
We finished part 1 by looking at Ephesians 4:29. Let's pick up part 2 with verse 30: “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed (sphragizo) for the day of redemption. Sphragizo may occur “for security, from Satan,” or “to hide, keep in silence, keep secret,” or “to prove, confirm, or attest … Continue reading All or Nothing, Part 2: “Pas” or Fail in Ephesians 4:30-5:21
All or Nothing, Part 1: Ephesians 4:1-29
Ephesians 4 contains life verses that I review at least every year, especially the last half of the chapter. For me, it's a handy guide to maturity in Christ. Paul begins by identifying himself as "the prisoner of the Lord," and appealing to the Ephesians "to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with … Continue reading All or Nothing, Part 1: Ephesians 4:1-29
Is the Bible Pro-slavery?
A painful but pertinent issue
A Biblical Response to (Even Unjust) Authority
The Bible teaches that there are things worth dying for, and a time to obey God rather than man, as the apostles said in response to the Jewish Council in Acts 4:18-21: 18 “And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But … Continue reading A Biblical Response to (Even Unjust) Authority