Where My Death Went

"The Gospel is that Christ has suffered the full wrath of God for my sin," J.D. Greear writes near the outset of the third chapter of the book Gospel. It's an affront to the sensibilities of our day and place to think that God has "wrath," much less that we deserve it. And yet the... Continue Reading →

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What We Live For

Everyone is living for something. Computers do what you tell them. You punch in a command and the computer performs a task. Microwaves and automobiles and lawnmowers work the same way. They don't long for things, desire things, love things. But people do. They are designed that way. One of the fundamental teachings of the... Continue Reading →

There Is a King to See

Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, 'Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him.' After hearing the king, they went... Continue Reading →

30 Seconds On the Gospel

There is no greater force for good in the world than the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It changes men from the bones out. It alters what they love and why. It makes men right with God so they can in turn be right with their neighbors. It instills reckless love, unshakeable peace, hope that will... Continue Reading →

The Gospel In Adultery and Murder

Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king’s house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful in appearance. So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, ‘Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam,... Continue Reading →

Palm Sunday Thought

God the Father condemned Jesus for my sins.   Jesus died to have me.   Despite the fact that I was a sexual deviant, disobedient to my loving parents, nasty to friends and acquaintances, and a drunken revolver, the God who is Father and Son and Spirit authored a plan to adopt me.  The Gospel,... Continue Reading →

This Man Deserves It

 For all his fornications, he is guilty.  For his selfish manipulations and lusts, every teenage violation of his future wife, he is unquestionably guilty.  For all of his anger, his petty hatreds and grudges (which he so often carries deep under his skin, where he thinks no one can see), he is guilty.  The... Continue Reading →

More Than Good Works

The world does not need more mere good works.   Being a nice man can’t get me eternal life.  Having solid character won’t make me right with my Creator.  It won’t unstain what I’ve stained.  Being a good guy won’t fix me.   We are in a much deeper hole than common wisdom suggests.  And... Continue Reading →

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