• Who Killed Jesus? Acts 3:13-18

    Who Killed Jesus? Acts 3:13-18This Easter season, read the accounts of the crucifixion of Jesus in the four gospels. Then answer this question, “Who killed Him?” If you want to light a political-religious firestorm, just mention casually that you believe that Jews are responsible for killing Jesus. Then hold your breath!

  • The Lord Prays - John 17:1-11

    John 17:1-11 - The Lord's PrayerHere are a few observations that may be helpful in unpacking this passage, commonly refered to as The High Priestly Prayer of Jesus. V1 – Purpose clause (ἵνα plus the subjunctive glorify. The Son’s cross work (“the hour has come”) purpose is to glorify the Father. I would argue that this purpose of glorifying the Father supersedes redeeming the elect discussed in v 2.Note two major concepts in v 1-11 – “give&rd...

  • The Distinction Among Elders - 1 Timothy 5:17-18

    A Difference between EldersThe question: Are there different categories of elders? In my view, the answer to this question turns on 1 Timothy 5:17-18.A. The distinction is not between “ruling elders” and “teaching elders”.1.

  • Is Fasting for Today?

    Is Fasting for Today?IntroductionThe subject of spiritual disciplines comes and goes as a popular topic for Christian authors and teachers. When in vogue, most listings of spiritual disciplines include fasting as one of the desired if not essential practices. Whether in a corporate setting, be it church wide or national, or for individuals, fasting is often touted as a gateway to God’s blessing, a key to determining courses of actions, or a hallmark of spiritual sensitivity and intimacy wi...

  • 35 Things I Wish I Knew in High School

    Things I Wish I’d Known In High Schoolby Erin Davis edited and revised by GrammyGod’s promises are trueNormal is a mirage.  Embrace your weirdness.He really does have a hope and a future for me (Jer 29:11)Insecurity is a massive waste of time and energy.  Be confident in God’s love.“Only one life, ‘twill soon be past.

  • Life Lessons from Sports -Together is Better

    Life Lessons From SportsLesson #4 - Together is BetterOver the years I’ve noticed that most of the widely played sports here in the United States have certain things in common. One of them is the team or club concept. Name a popular sport -  perhaps football, basketball, hockey, baseball, or soccer.

  • Life Lessons from Sports - Little Things Matter

    Life Lessons from SportsLesson #3 - Little Things MatterMost athletes could easily share a vivid personal example of this huge truism. Me, you ask? I tagged up and sprinted home with the winning run before the outfielder caught the fly ball.

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