Pondering a Father

On this Father's Day, God placed before my eyes a passage in Matthew, leading up to the birth of Jesus, where Joseph learned that Mary was pregnant (Matthew 1:18-23). I couldn't help wondering what it was like for him at that time. I can only imagine the range of emotions that flooded his mind and … Continue reading Pondering a Father

Ignorance and God – Part III

This post is a continuation of the Jesus Who? series. If you have not been following along, I recommend going back to catch up via the following links (Jesus Who?, Ignorance and God - Part II) While we cannot fully know the mind of God, we can speculate that a loving God who does not … Continue reading Ignorance and God – Part III

God’s Way or My Way

As I was reading Proverbs 15 a couple of days ago, I had some thoughts about the paths that our lives take. God is always working in our lives. The instruction we receive, the reproofs that we receive, discipline that comes our way, and everything else that happens in and around us all combine to … Continue reading God’s Way or My Way

The Foreknowledge of God, Trials, and Peace

When going through trials, it is easy to get discouraged.  This is true of people ever since sin first entered the world through Adam and Eve in the garden on Eden.  It will be true until the return of Christ.   In the early church, the believers were suffering persecution for their beliefs and had been … Continue reading The Foreknowledge of God, Trials, and Peace

God’s sovereignty and the Bible…

Various forms of the Greek word for gospel (euaggelion, "good news") appear 101 times in the New Testament. The middle reference (50 before and 50 after) is in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. This is the definition passage for the gospel. The central focus, of course, is the death, physical burial, and bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. This … Continue reading God’s sovereignty and the Bible…