(1 Samuel 8, 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles)
When will we stop waiting for the next king, the next leader, the next hero to save the world?
When will we learn that kings and rulers will never meet our expectations, or fulfill our deepest hopes? Earthly leaders can never do what...
Note: I posted this on my personal Facebook page earlier in the week and felt it was worth reposting on my blog.
Heavy week. Violence in Baltimore. Marriage debate before the Supreme Court. Natural disaster in Nepal.
All of it seems way above my pay grade, way beyond my ca...
(1 Kings 11, Proverbs 2)
Even the wisest person can become a fool.
Solomon’s wisdom was vast, but he forgot its Source. He amassed wisdom and wealth and honor, but at some point he started to turn away from the God who gave him it all to him.
The tomb is empty.
Our hope is full.
The Resurrection and the Life died a criminal’s death, broken and defeated. He lay three days in a rich man’s grave.
The women, his friends, came to honor Him and to anoint His body. They came to remember the man they loved. But He was...
As a preacher and writer, I spend a good deal of my time thinking about words. I’ve always been a word guy, in fact, and I suppose that’s one reason I chose the profession I did.
The best and worst part of being a word person is that the things people say to me often stick...
(Matthew 14:22-33; Psalm 139)
There is nowhere you can go where Christ’s presence cannot follow. There is no crisis, big or small, from which He is absent.
He is always present, and He is always in control.
You say, “I know that. I learned it as a chil...
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(1 Kings 3, James 1)
There is a prayer God loves to answer, a request to which He eagerly answers, “Yes.”
It is a prayer that was offered by Israel’s third king, and encouraged by the brother of Jesus Himself. It is not a prayer for good health, long...
God laughs as they plan, as the nations and their kings plot destruction against His people. He laughs at the evil men who plan to destroy the people of the Cross, who plan to reduce God’s kingdom to rubble.
God laughs from His throne, but not...