Scripture shows us that God has authority over everything, including evil spirits. He will use the most unexpected of means to accomplish his good purposes, and will not let anything or anyone prevent his plans from working out. God uses unexpected methods to accomplish his purposes, doesn’t he? Now, when the staff meets on Thursday… Continue reading Of Abimelech and Evil Spirits (Some Further Reflections on Judges 9)
Every spring for nearly 2,000 years, followers of Jesus have commemorated a single historical fact that we believe transformed the world: the rising of a dead man back to life. This historical event, the resurrection of Jesus, is at once the most important event and perhaps the most misunderstood doctrine in Christianity. On Easter Sunday, 2018, I… Continue reading The Fact that Sets Us Free (Easter 2018 Teaching)
You may have heard the phrase, "God is love." That is a quote from the Epistle of 1 John, and it unleashes a whole host of questions in the inquiring mind. What does it mean for God to be love? What is God's love like? Does God love me? On Good Friday, 2018, I preached… Continue reading Three Lessons We Learn about God’s Love from the Death of Christ (Good Friday 2018 Teaching)
For those who might be interested, here's the teaching plan I wrote up, to facilitate a recent "Ask A Pastor" MeetUp (if you use this or any part of it, please properly attribute it--and let me know!) Ask a Pastor MeetUp #3: Meaning Talk “Absolutely futility. Everything is futile.” –King Solomon “I have come that… Continue reading My Recent MeetUp Teaching Plan On The Subject, “Meaning: What Makes Life Worth Living?”
Is there more than one true God? No! Israel, listen to me. The Lord is our God. The Lord is the one and only God. Deuteronomy 6:4 (NIrV) I wanted you to understand that I am the one and only God. Before me, there was no other god at all. And there will not be any god… Continue reading Catechism Q2: Is there more than one true God?