God is the ultimate Avenger

God is the ultimate Avenger and that’s a good thing.

God is the ultimate Avenger and that’s a good thing. “The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful; the LORD takes vengeance on His adversaries and keeps wrath for His enemies” (Nahum 1:2). One of my kids asked me about this passage the other night. They were concerned and kind of distressed by it. I asked my kids what it is the comic book heroes the Avengers do. They responded that they […]

All His Benefits

“Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s” (Psalm 103:2-5). If we are to rightly praise the LORD then we must […]

He is the Faithful God

“Know that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands” (Deuteronomy 7:9). How surprising and sad that we need to be reminded so often of God’s truth. And yet we do. I’m thankful that God […]

Altercations: Abraham, Abimelech, and God’s Awesome Faithfulness

Introduction Genesis chapter 20 is a peculiar passage. We can ask many questions of it. Why is it there? What purpose does it serve? Yet with all of Scripture context is king. When we begin to see the passage as it is meant to be seen, in it’s broader context, it makes more sense. So […]

Is Love God’s Main Attribute?

“Unequal weights are an abomination to the Lord,” Proverbs tells us (20:10, 23). And this is no less true when it comes to theology. When we give more weight to God’s love then to His other attributes we are not correctly representing who He is. We are being deceiving. Deceit when it comes to earthly […]

The Precious Truth of God’s Sovereignty

Introduction The sovereignty of God is perhaps one of the most difficult doctrines in Scripture and yet one of the clearest. However, just because something is hard does not mean that it’s not helpful. To think about and discuss the sovereignty of God can be challenging but also sweet. I think for instance of the […]

Our Missionary God and Our Mission

God incarnated Himself. Became poor, despised. God is the ultimate missionary. He Himself who is the good news, brought good news. If we are going to be “missional,” i.e. intentionally evangelistic, we must focus on and learn from God the Great Missionary. God’s love is unrelenting and displayed through a vast array of means. It […]

The Tri-unity of God

Introduction What does the word “Trinity” mean? And do we even see the doctrine of the Trinity in the Old Testament? Or did it just burst upon the scene with the arrival of Jesus? We will see the answers to these questions, and many more below, but first, why is understanding the doctrine of the […]

Who is Jesus?

  We find a very telling theological statement in the movie Talladega Nights, “I like to think of Jesus as wearin’ a Tuxedo T-shirt, ’cause it says, like, ‘I want to be formal, but I’m here to party too.’ I like to party, so I like my Jesus to party.” We often have self-conceived versions […]

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