Lately I have found myself more and more interested in obscure portions of scripture. In other words, I desire to study parts of scripture to which most people don’t pay attention. Everyone knows about the Major Prophets and most of the books in the New Testament. However, very few people know anything about books like […]Read More The Minor Prophets: Introduction
The word influence means “the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something, or the effect itself.” The Apostle Paul said it this way in 2 Timothy 2:2: “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will […]Read More Practical Christianity: Influence Someone
Moral relativism is the idea that morality is relative to each individual person. There is no ultimate standard or truth, but rather people can make up the rules as they go along. It sounds good in principle, but it doesn’t actually work in practice. As a matter of fact, the words “moral” and “relative” are […]Read More Moral Relativism
No one has ever spoken like Jesus. Take all the great orators throughout history, and not one of them can come close to the power with which Jesus spoke. So if he is speaking then we should probably listen to what he is saying. When I see red letters in the Bible I pay close […]Read More Remember Lot’s Wife
As I sit here on a rainy morning I can’t help but think about the grace of God. It has been a constant on my mind lately. My mind almost immediately goes to the question, why choose me? Out of all the people that God could have chosen, why am I the one that he […]Read More He Chose Us
It would be difficult to do a character profile of important people in the Bible, and not mention David. He was a key member in the ancestry of Jesus Christ. He was also the greatest king that Israel ever had. There wasn’t much about David that was impressive. He was anointed king, but only after […]Read More David: A Character Study
One of the most awesome things about this life is the power to choose. But as Spider-man’s wise Uncle once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” It is true that the ability to choose is a very wonderful and powerful thing. But it’s also true that the ability to choose comes with very weighty […]Read More The Power of Choice
Ever since God said, “Be holy for I am holy,” people have argued about exactly what he meant. Everyone has their own version and opinion of what holiness is. So what is holiness? To understand what holiness is, we first have to understand what it is not. Holiness is not a list of rules and […]Read More What Is Holiness?
This is one of the profound questions facing our world today and it is often posed to the Christian as a way of disproving the existence of a morally just God. But I have come to the conclusion that I believe we are asking the wrong question. The question should not be “Why do bad […]Read More Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?