There is no lack of information to consume in this life. The world of entertainment has everything imaginable under the sun to quench any thirst. Pick a platform, a mode, a medium, it will have content from the most vile to the most virtuous at the fingertips of the consumer. Heart The world of news … Continue reading Appetites, Issues, and Gaurdians
During this time of sheltering-in-place one of the many things all can work on is spending time with our sons and daughters. There is much comedic banter about the challenges and difficulties of parenting. And yes, parenting does come with its challenges. However, we ought to use this time as opportunity to enjoy our sons … Continue reading Parents, Children, and the Curse 1
Hosea’s obedience is not Biblical licensure for frolicking freely and shamelessly sharing bodily fluids with whomever we desire. Scripture provides clear commentary and guidance regarding sexual ethics and the gift of sex for the covenant of marriage. It also speaks to the consequences of the abuse of sexual relationships beyond the scope of Biblical sexual … Continue reading Love, Unconditional 2
Imagine spending your life committed to your mother and father’s teachings regarding faith, commitment to the Lord, and wanting to duplicate what you have been taught in your own life as a man, an adult, a person. Dreaming of being a husband, father, and building a home. Dreaming of your bride - perfect, loving, kind, … Continue reading Love, Unconditional 1
Daniel is considered one of Old Testament literature’s luminaries. His visions are legendary and have been the topic of discussions and study for centuries. What is most fascinating in addition to his literary skills and spiritual giftedness is his life. Much of what is heard by congregants, parishioners, and listeners of pulpiteers is considered the … Continue reading A Life that Lasts
Jesus' response to Peter's declaration of commitment was "...you will deny me..." (Mt 26:34). I believe Peter's response is the response of most of us. We will chirp up with boastful retorts filled with our love and devotion to Christ the King. We are fully aware of what He has done for us. Our souls … Continue reading Inevitable Denial
The Apostle Paul was a seasoned tent maker who determined within himself to pursue rabbinical studies to become a Rabbi. He was a tent maker by day and student by night. Upon his conversion, the Lord did not discontinue his tent making or his studies. The Lord used Paul in both. Journey Tent making provided … Continue reading His Tools. His Instruments.
Jesus entering Jerusalem sounds like a sight to see. Massive crowds of men and women gathering to celebrate Him in the most visible way. The provision of their garments, palm branches being laid out for Him, the masses crying out to Him, “Hosanna”; those whom he had discipled rejoicing, and high-ranking religious officials becoming irate … Continue reading Beyond Being Tied Up.
In Leviticus the 23rd chapter along with portions of Numbers 28-29, Exodus 34:22, and portions of Deuteronomy 16, the Lord identified extensively his feast and convocations for the people to observe what God did for them (deliverance and promise) and was doing for them (provision). This is an intriguing institution because the hearing of the … Continue reading What Would You Say
Leviticus 21.1-22:16; Ezekiel 44.15-31 compared with 1 Peter 2:9 (Isaiah 9:2; Acts 26:17-18 “out of darkness…”) In light of 1 Peter 2:9a, how do the Leviticus and Ezekiel passages apply (being that Peter is speaking in Judaic terms whether intentionally or not; the metaphor exists; proclamation stands)? Is the term/role priest accurately interpreted and executed … Continue reading The Meaning of “Priest”