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 →

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Sentences (Part 3)

   *For previous installments, see here and here. Brevity is a skill I'm trying to hone.  I think it's good to be able to say something you believe to be true and meaningful plainly and in just a few words.  With that in mind, for the third time, here are a few simple theological or moral propositions I contend are true,... Continue Reading →

Christian Grief

   Christian grief always has hope buried deep inside it.  The reason for this is that a Christian is waiting for the returning King, and the King loves him and knows him by name.  Earth, spoiled as she is, is His countryside, and He rules her, and He is coming to throw out all the... Continue Reading →

45 Seconds On Satan

   Satan seeks to devour souls.  He is an enemy of God, and so he is an enemy of salvation.   Implications? Certainly.   Satan would have you lean on your own understanding, rely on your own intelligence and thinking for stability.  He hates belief in the wisdom of God, which men call folly but... Continue Reading →

A Father Story

A man had a son, whom he loved and raised. Everything a dad should be to a boy, this man was. He taught him right from wrong, he provided for his needs, and he always had the boy's best interests at heart. But through no fault of this father's, as the boy became a teenager... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Want What I Deserve

When it comes to where you'll spend eternity (and who you'll spend it with), every man on earth will either get what he deserves or what Christ deserves. If you want your wages, if you want what you're owed, then you want the first fistful of earth thrown over your coffin.  If, on the other hand,... 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 →

For the Pomp-Weary

   Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me, those who trust in their wealth and boast of the abundance of their riches? Truly no man can ransom another, or give to God the price of his life, for the ransom of their life is... Continue Reading →

The Last Set of Jitters

   Two things happened.  One was fun and good, the other personally devastating.   The bad one first.   Instead of finding my identity in Christ's forgiveness of me, His giving me new life and a spiritual home and family, I often cling to and locate my worth in being respected and admired by others.... Continue Reading →

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