Dec 4, 2017
Work changed after the Fall. Creative labor (that’s what work really is- or should be, right?) no longer had the ease to it that it had before sin entered the equation. In a real sense, the ground “fought back” with Adam.
The raises an interesting question: Why did God do this? Why did God curse the ground?
Nov 27, 2017
We were created in God’s Image. He’s a Creator, a worker… one who adds value.
Work isn’t a curse. Despite all of the jokes about dreading “manic” Mondays, work is actually a gift. In the Garden of Eden, Adam worked before sin, before the Fall, before the curse. We were designed to create, steward, and add...
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 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,...
Jul 22, 2017
We tend to look at symptoms, but the Bible calls us to look at the root causes.
So, yes, Jesus said things like, “You’ll know them by their fruit…” That is, you’ll know what kind of people they really are by what manifests around them.
But, He reminds us that what you see on the outside- the fruit- is really...