Stop, and Consider

Let us look to the Scriptures, and consider.

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God’s Traveling Preachers

One of my favorite texts that I have penned to my heart is Psalm 19.  Many of us are familiar with the opening words of David, “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”  Among the many uses of the Hebrew word translated here as ‘proclaim’, it can be found in Job 1:15, 16, 17, and 19 as “to tell.”

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1 Samuel 2, Pt. 2: The Mediator

The heart and mind of God is fully demonstrated in the person of Jesus

Desires of the Lord

The most beautiful and theological phrase that can be used to describe God’s purposes, intentions, and desires in all of the Scriptures (in my opinion) is found in 1 Samuel 2.  Here, God’s word gives us the phrase!  It isn’t from a song or from a Charles Spurgeon quote, it is from the very word of God — from the words of God.  In 1 Samuel 2:35, the Lord says this, “And I will raise up for myself a faithful priest, who shall do according to what is in my heart and in my mind.Continue reading “1 Samuel 2, Pt. 2: The Mediator”

Basic Apologetics: Jesus is God

And this same Jesus, offered up himself so that we, like the disciple Thomas, might behold him and say, “My Lord and my God!”

The Squishy, Babysitter Jesus

How many times in school were you told to treat others the way you want to be treated?  We even called it the Golden Rule!  This is by far one of the most popular sayings of Jesus in the popular culture, even in the realm of relative truth and morality (which is self defeating).  Everyone loves the Jesus that is king, polite, loves others, and doesn’t really challenge anybody’s belief’s or opinions but only loves people and seeks to be generous.  But, this is not all of Jesus — this is only a glimpse, a rip-off version of Jesus that he did come to be presented as, merely.  The type of Jesus in the culture is one of a squishy kind.  He does not challenge, he does not condemn, and he only is loving.  But, in the gospels we see that this is not the full picture of the Son of God, there is so much more to be examined, offended and convicted by, and to see as more than just a type of babysitter who can do no wrong and is here to aid us in living properly. Continue reading “Basic Apologetics: Jesus is God”