Last year around Christmas, I wrote to affirm the infinite value of re-reading familiar passages of the Bible, like the story of Jesus’s birth in Luke chapters 1 through 2. And this year, I want to also affirm the practice of looking at multiple places in the Bible to increase our joy this Christmas season. I want to structure our brief, very incomplete tour of … Continue reading Jesus's Birth, through Four Biblical, Literary Forms
Through the Ten Commandments, which are given in all seriousness and severity, God graciously teaches his already adopted children how to be holy like him. Continue reading What I Completely Missed about The Ten Commandments
If you are like me, you lament not having a first category kind of testimony. You wish you had a story that people love to hear so much. But consider how backward this thought is! We don’t mean to, but in this thought we glorify the power of sin by implicitly wishing it had played a larger role. Continue reading My Testimony is Boring. Praise God!
The Scriptures all inerrantly point to Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Not only is the message good, but so it the medium that brings us the message. The more we reflect on the doctrine of Inerrancy, the more we come to trust in Jesus Christ as our Redeemer. Continue reading Five Reasons Biblical Inerrancy Matters
The Bible illustrates clearly why rest is so important for Christians. When the Bible talks about rest, it highlights not only physical rest but also—and more so—spiritual rest. Here are some truths that I reflect on when I feel pride tempting me to place all my value in my work: Continue reading Five Truths to Help You Rest