Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Retelling of the Job Narrative?

I recently completed Oliver Goldsmith’s The Vicar of Wakefield.  I thoroughly enjoyed this 17th century novel that was Andrew Jackson’s favorite.  (He kept a copy with him all the time.) In the story, a wealthy english Vicar…

Posted in Job, review

The Heretics journey – Jude 11-16

Let me set a scene for you: Colorado Springs in 2006. This is a Christian haven, some would say: The home of more than 300 churches and over 300 Christian non-profits.  Places like Focus on the Family, the Navigators, and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Jude, Sermons

Heidelberg Catechism Q43

Q.43. What further advantage do we receive from Christ’s sacrifice and death on the cross? A. Through Christ’s death our old selves are crucified, put to death, and buried with him, so that the evil desires of the flesh may … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Heidelberg Catechism

What is the Bible primarily About? – Where’s Jesus?

Here is a great video giving a primer on biblical interpretation.  This 3.5 minutes is well worth it.  

Posted in Discipleship, Hermeneutics, Where's Jesus

Where’s Jesus? Abram in Egypt (Genesis 12:10-20)

An article at by Bob Deffinbaugh  gave me my first insights into the presence of Jesus in this story of Abram and the lies he told concerning his wife Sarai.  Abram was afraid, he feared the future, even though … Continue reading

Posted in Genesis, Hermeneutics, Where's Jesus

Heidelberg Catechism Q42

Q.42. Since Christ has died for us, why do we still have to die? A. Our death does not pay the debt of our sins.  Rather, it puts and end to our sinning and is our entrance into eternal life. … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional, Heidelberg Catechism

Where’s Jesus – From Shem to the Call of Abram (Genesis 11:10-12:9)

If we recall from Genesis 9, Shem is blessed by Noah and the one whom all his brothers will serve.  He will rule over them all.  As we come to this week’s reading, Moses relates another genealogy.  This time it … Continue reading

Posted in Genesis, Hermeneutics, Where's Jesus

Blessings from Suffering

Richard Wurmbrand testifies to how one persecuted woman brought her interogator to Christ in a Romanian jail.  I ran across this video while preparing a sermon on Micah 4:13, truly this woman epitomizes the truth, “You will devote their ill … Continue reading

Posted in evangelism

Can we eat manna, have the wisdom of Solomon and pray down the power of heaven?

Whenever Christians read f the spiritual achievements and blessings of ancient Israel, we should know that these are fully restored to the church over which Christ reigns forever as king, and they will be perfected eternally when he returns in … Continue reading

Posted in Hermeneutics, quotes, theological

Examples of Judgment on the unfaithful (Jude 5-10)

I find the defendant guilty of adultery (gavel strikes pulpit).  Unfortunately, an increasing number of marriages end in divorce and adultery.  Marriages are made up of faithful and unfaithful spouses.  It is an unfortunate reality, and it is even more … Continue reading

Posted in Jude, Sermons