Spiritual Hedonism

       Hedonism is the belief that pleasure ought to be the goal of one’s life.  Spiritual hedonism is the belief that one’s life ought to be one continuous joy ride in communion with God.  Neither belief is taught in God’s word.    Send article…

Worthy is the Lamb

Worthy is the Lamb      Not only does the 22nd Psalm detail Jesus’ crucifixion in precise ways (vv. 1-21), it also foretells the worthiness of the risen Lamb (vv. 22-31).  He is worthy of receiving power, riches, wisdom, strength, honor, glory, and blessing (Revelation 5:12)…

You Have Answered Me

       From Genesis to Revelation, the unanimous and abundant testimony of Scripture is that Jehovah hears and answers prayer.  Humanity’s entreaties, offered by faith and in accordance to God’s will, arise as a sweet-smelling aroma to the One who sits in utter sovereignty upon…

The Messiah’s Sigh Turned into a Song

      The gospel of health, wealth, and prosperity is spiritual snake oil.  Life is what it is, and sometimes it ain’t real pretty.  Faith in God does not eliminate the occurrence of heartache, pain, persecution, or trials in your life.  If anything, it increases…

David Standing at the Foot of the Cross

       Though separated in history by about a thousand years, David wrote in stunning, graphic detail of Jesus’ crucifixion.  Like Isaiah 53, Psalm 22 is a crown jewel in the Scriptures’ treasure trove of predictive prophecy.  In this psalm of David, set to “The…

The Shepherd Par Excellence

       Humans—wearied and scattered by sin—are like sheep without a shepherd (Matthew 9:36).  Jesus, whose birth was first announced to “shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks” (Luke 2:8) is the Shepherd Par Excellence.  Psalm 22-24 depicts why this…