I have wondered, looking back over my life, what I might have been had I chosen differently. I used to think there was really only one other option, but I’m no longer so sure. I’m pretty sure I’d be dead, fairly certain I wouldn’t have the child or wife I have, and it’s very likely […]Read More It’s Been Too Long
According to Jesus, as recorded in Matthew 12:31, Mark 3:28-29, and Luke 12:10, there is a blasphemy that can’t be forgiven. That’s frightening enough that we should be very aware of what that is. In the context of Matthew and Mark, the Pharisees have claimed that Jesus casts out demons by the power of Satan. […]Read More Unpardonable?
Then the angel of the LORD came and sat under the oak that was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite as his son Gideon was beating out wheat in the wine press in order to save it from the Midianites. The angel of the LORD appeared to him and said to him, “The […]Read More How Does He NOT Know?
Then the sons of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD gave them into the hands of Midian seven years. The power of Midian prevailed against Israel. Because of Midian the sons of Israel made for themselves the dens which were in the mountains and the caves and […]Read More Perspective On Sin
It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour, because the sun was obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn in two. And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT.” Having said this, He breathed […]Read More Passion Week XXXIII
Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops. (Luke 12:2-3 ESV) These two verses are terrifying to me. For […]Read More Forced Transparency