Best Posts of 2020

The 10 Most Popular Posts of 2020

Here are the ten most popular posts of 2020. What if Satan wants to destroy the Church more than the country? In the book of Revelation the Church is not called to react to the End or the antichrist by moralistic, militaristic, or political means. The Church is called to return to Messiah Jesus, remembering […]

The End is Near

The End is Near

The end is near. That is the case whether or not it is our individual end or the end of all things. Whichever, the reality is, time is precious and it is fleeting. That is one of the reasons why it is precious. We’re so quick to recall that money is precious, and so it […]

Noah's Ark

Noah’s Ark and the Bible’s Narrative Arc

“…the whole earth was filled with violence. And God saw the earth, and behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth” (Gen. 6:11b-12). The story of Noah and his ark has always been a difficult story. Knowing the context of the story is helpful though. So, what was going […]

known yet loved

Deeply Known yet Deeply Loved

“The spirit of man is the lamp of the Lord,     searching all his innermost parts” (Proverbs 20:27). Proverbs are often very straightforward to interpret. Sometimes, however, they are less clear. This is especially because sometimes the context does not offer a lot of clues as to the meaning.   Second, often other passages […]

Best Books of 2020

The Ten Best Books I Read in 2020

Here are my ten favorite books that I read in 2020 (they’re listed in alphabetical order by the author’s last name): D.A. Carson, Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14 Kevin DeYoung, The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them David Kinnaman, Faith for Exiles: […]

10 Ways to Read More Books in 2021

I read 70+ books in 2020.[1] Below I’ll tell you how. “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.” I don’t think you should cheat. Cheating is wrong. But you should, however, make the most of every advantage you have as best as you can. That’s what I seek to do with reading. I take advantage […]

Will sin be possible in heaven?

To answer the question will sin be possible in heaven, there are a number of passages we should look at.  “…the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect“ (Hebrews 12:23).  “…those whom He foreknew He also predestined […]

Christmas and Christian Mission

“Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you’” (John 20:21). We don’t often think of Christmas as connected to missions but it really is. Let me show you. First, “Christmas” is actually shorthand for “Christ’s mass.” The English word “Mass” comes from the Latin word missa,[1] […]

What Made Mary Special?

What made Mary special? Was there something in her background that made God choose her? Did she have a high place in society? Let’s look at some background to try to answer those questions. Mary was a young girl (maybe as young as thirteen) from an obscure town. Actually, when one of Jesus’ future disciples […]

Quotes from The Christian Faith by Michael Horton

“A mystery is inexhaustible, but a contradiction is nonsense.  For example, to say that God is one in essence and three in persons is indeed a mystery, but it is not a contradiction.  Believers revel in the paradox of the God who became flesh, but divine and human natures united in one person is not […]

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