Jesus didn’t know everything. The Jesus that we see in the Gospels is astonishingly wise, insightful, piercing, and perfectly aligned with the truth. He often knows people’s thoughts, and other things that no ordinary human being would know. But at the same time, the Jesus we see in the Gospels is not one who is… Continue reading Jesus Didn’t Know Everything
Since we’re in the season of Advent, now is a great time to be thinking about Jesus – who he is, why he came, and all that good stuff. So for this post I want to think about a term that seems to be the source of a lot of confusion for us as we… Continue reading Why Jesus Being the ‘Son of God’ Doesn’t Mean What You Think it Means
Most Christians are willing to say that God is sovereign – that He is in control of everything. But what about sin? Isn’t sin a rebellion against God? If God is sovereign, why does sin run rampant, why do bad things happen, and why does suffering exist?
Last Sunday I preached on Ephesians 3:14-21, an eye-opening passage that gives us a window into Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians (you can listen to the sermon here). There is one really important phrase in the passage that I didn’t have time to look at: “For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every… Continue reading Our True Father
What does the Bible really say about money and giving? You often hear the words ‘tithe’ or ‘tithing’ thrown around when Christians talk about their giving, but this kind of language often betrays a fundamental misunderstanding about what the Bible actually teaches about how we should treat our money.
Heaven is a bit of a mysterious thing. We’re told Christians will be spending the rest of eternity there – that’s a lot of time. So, naturally, people want to know what it’s going to be like. How are we going to spend our time for those unending billions of years?
There are a bunch of times in the New Testament where we are told that as Christians we are together the temple of God, the place where His Spirit lives (1 Cor 3:16; 6:19; 2 Cor 6:16; Eph 2:22; 1 Peter 2:5). I think that the weight of these statements are sometimes lost on us,… Continue reading God’s Dwelling Place
Last Sunday I preached my first sermon since graduating Bible College, on Ephesians 2:1-10. It is an amazing passage about God’s grace, and there are a lot of deep truths in those ten short verses, so it was hard to keep the sermon down to 20 minutes. For this post, I want to dig just a… Continue reading God’s Amazing Grace
A friend of mine recently posted on Facebook lamenting the fact that Protestant Christians completely undervalue Mary, the mother of Jesus. In response, another person (who is a Protestant himself) added that she’s not only undervalued, but almost completely forgotten. In addition to all this, just a few months ago a fellow student of mine… Continue reading Have we forgotten the mother of Jesus?