Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord." -Jeremiah 17:5 The prophet Jeremiah is called by many "the weeping prophet." He prophesied during one of the darkest days of Israelite history. Judah, the final remaining portion of a sovereign … Continue reading The Messianic Paradigm of American Politics
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-eau2p-be17ba In this episode, I ramble about the value and blessing of a plurality of elders in a local church.
"It was Sunday morning early in the year 1776. In the church where Pastor Muhlenberg preached, it was a regular service for his congregation, but a quite different affair for Muhlenberg himself. Muhlenberg's text for the day was Ecclesiastes 3 where it explains, 'To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under … Continue reading The Black Robed Regiment: The Role of American Clergy in the American Revolution
Philippians 1:12-14 - I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, … Continue reading How Suffering Serves to Advance the Gospel
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