Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. ~Proverbs 22:24-25~ I have discussed the issue of anger in previous posts (here & here). But I wanted to look at it from another angle because one view will … Continue reading Our Armor of Anger
"Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” John 11:21b,32b The statement made by Mary and Martha offers a note of familiarity to humanity, doesn’t it? We often think that if God would have been with us (or a loved one) then suffering would not be present. In our modern state … Continue reading Where Was God – Pt. 2
"Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” ~John 11:21b,32b The sisters of Lazarus (Mary & Martha) both posed the same question to the Lord when their brother had died. Their statement rings true to each of us, doesn’t it? We can all think back to some tragedy, some trial or … Continue reading Where was God? – Pt. 1
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. ~ Ephesians 4:26-27 In the last post, we began by looking at the nature of anger. We saw that Scripturally, anger is a heart issue that resides within each of us. It … Continue reading Good and Angry Pt. 2
But Jesus answered him, "Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he consented. ~Matthew 3:15~ The work of redemption is not seen upon the cross of Christ only. The verse listed above shows us an important facet of salvation; that Christ came to fulfill all … Continue reading To Fulfill All Righteousness: Challenging the illusion of works based salvation
Now the word of the LORD came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me." But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. He went down to Joppa and found a … Continue reading Avoiding a Jonah Mentality
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with … Continue reading Who Do You Say That I Am?