Here are three things to consider if you’ve ever felt like you’ve preached to deaf ears or that maybe you’ve had a pair of them yourself. 1.) Listeners have a responsibility to hide the Word in their own hearts. The psalmist wrote in Psalm 119:11, “I have hidden your word in my heart that I […]Read More Ears That Hear but Don’t Listen
Consider the doctrine of complete depravity with me. If sinful man is not completely depraved, even from birth, then Christ’s death was not completely necessary. But we are depraved, and it was necessary for Him to die, and this is grace. So What’s the Problem? The mainline problem taken up with this doctrine, I believe, is […]Read More “But God”: The Answer to Man’s Depravity
Is it possible to read a chapter of the Old Testament or the entirety of the New Testament or even the whole Bible cover to cover, and miss the point altogether? The Pharisees did. Many still do and here’s how: Jesus said, “You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal […]Read More Be Careful How You Read the Bible
I walked through my yard to my favorite tree on the property. I went closer this time, and this is what I discovered. Of course, it was fascinating to see nature working in this way, but these little buggers were eating my favorite tree, destroying its beauty. All for what purpose? I hadn’t even made […]Read More What is God Doing While Life Eats at You?
The Bible is a book of God’s redemptive plan for a fallen people, but it is also a book of commands, decrees, laws, and rules. All of these from a perfect and holy God. But who is able to keep them? Thankfully, Jesus narrowed them down to only one, with a second that is like […]Read More He Told us to Love Him With Everything
“When darkness seems to hide His face, I rest in His unchanging grace.” The Christian life. It’s good, but often dark. There’s much to rejoice in, but still, much pain. How are we to endure to the end when there is so much against usRead More Darkness Only Seems To Succeed
Seeing all that troubles the heart, He also knows what it needs in every moment.Read More The Maker of Your Heart, Knows Your Heart