The Apparent Contradiction If you have read my previous two blog posts: The "Free Grace" of Martin Luther and The "Costly Grace" of Dietrich Bonhoeffer you may come to believe that the two men are teaching very contradicting views of God's grace. You may ask the question, “Is not Luther’s “free grace” whereby God freely justifies sinners, the exact … Continue reading Luther, Bonhoeffer, and the Paradox of Grace
Genesis 15:1-6 “After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2 But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” 3 And … Continue reading Standing on the Promises of God
I pray that as you enter this New Year your heart will be fully engaged to live for God's glory each and every day. Often times, this time of year brings the desire to establish resolutions and goals to improve and better ourselves. One such resolution and goal of many is to do more reading, … Continue reading The Rambling Young Minister’s 2019 Recommended Reading List
Mark 10:45 - For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. Christmas is a joyful and wonderful time of year. We celebrate the coming of our Lord, and for many it is a time when they get to gather … Continue reading The Remedy to a Blue Christmas
If there were a gene for revival, Jonathan Edwards surely had it. From his father Timothy, Edwards learned how to become a great preacher, to be ambitious, and a learned theologian; and from his maternal grandfather Stoddard, Edwards gained an ineffable revivalist zeal.Of all of Jonathan Edwards’ works there is one that stands above the … Continue reading Revival in the Hands of a Sovereign God: Jonathan Edwards on the Great Awakening
The Biblical Teaching The Synoptic Gospels contain diverse uses and meanings of the term Lord when applied to Jesus. Many instances of the use of the term do not designate deity. On some occasions, those who called Jesus “lord” were using the concept as a form of an address to a superior, somewhat in the sense of our … Continue reading The Lordship of Jesus Christ and Why it Matters
It is almost midnight here, as I sit in this hard backed chair looking at my exhausted wife resting on a pullout couch. To my left is my baby girl. I am totally exhausted. So forgive me for the choppiness of this post. No my little girl was not just born, that was 13 days … Continue reading Helpless, but not Hopeless.