Aug 29, 2017
The Bible outlines a few contradictory things about us- things that we need to hold in tension.
First, everything that happened to Jesus has already happened to us. We were crucified with Him, we died with Him, and we were buried. We also arose with Him AND we’ve been seated with Him in Heaven.
That means that, right...
Aug 26, 2017
There’s a rabbinical tradition that says Moses’ burning bush was always burning. Or, at least, that it had been burning for quite some time before Moses stumbled upon it.
Furthermore, tradition says that God was there and was READY to speak the entire time. It was only after Moses stopped and “came in close”...
Aug 22, 2017
I grew up hearing this phrase a lot in church world: “Love the sinner, but hate the sin.”
The problem with that statement is two-fold:
First, sin doesn’t exist apart from sinners. That is, it takes a person actually DOING something in order for sin to occur.
Second, everything we do happens as an overflow of who...
Aug 19, 2017
As He approached the Cross, Jesus said a few important things- things completely relevant to how we often feel about how we relate to God. Whereas we tend to think God is out to “get us” or “judge us,” Jesus said-
“Now is the time of judgment. The ruler of this world will be cast out. And when I am lifted up,...
Aug 15, 2017
To understand redemption, we need to understand the first time the word is used in the Bible. You see, later authors actually build on what earlier writers teach us. In other words, to understand the redemption Jesus offers (i.e, 1 Peter 1:18-19, Acts 20:22, etc.), we must understand the concept of redemption...