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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60 Seconds On Not Raising Proud Sons

Any human being beating his chest about his strength or power is comical. It's laughable. The God who made the Heavens could breathe on you and rip every atom that composes your body to bits. God could flatten you without much of a thought. Not only that, but a stray bullet, a flash flood, an... Continue Reading →

60 Seconds of Gospel

The question before every human being isn't, "Am I good?" It's "What do I do with the evil and ugliness in my heart?" You have great evil, monstrous and awful thoughts and deeds, burrowing in your mind and in your behaviors. I do, too. Something must be done with them. Sin brings death, and I... 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 →

There Will Be Pain

If you are not prepared to see setbacks, you are not prepared to see the Christian life.   If, however, you are simply not prepared to withstand setbacks, then you actually have one of the ingredients necessary for the Christian life:  Broken, incapable humanity.    One thing you must not be able to do if... Continue Reading →

His Good Authority

   It's surprisingly easy to fall in to what Proverbs calls "folly."  Foolishness.  A lack of wisdom.  Incorrect thinking and feeling and behavior.  The heart and the flesh love folly, and I know from experience that my own flesh is no different from anyone else's in that respect.   One of the marks of folly... Continue Reading →

A PSA On Suffering

   If you want do your heart a favor, prepare it now for where it should run when sorrow comes.  Because if you live past the age of 40, it is going to come.   There's a radio PSA I hear every once in a while that uses humor to make the point that families should... Continue Reading →

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