As Martin Luther set to work reading, studying, and teaching Scripture from the original languages, his troubled conscience seethed beneath the surface — especially as he confronted the phrase “the righteousness of God” in Romans 1:16–17. He wrote, “I hated that word ‘righteousness of God,’ which according to the use and custom of all the … Continue reading Let Me Try This Again, Please
Remembering God through the course of each day is not our nature, but doable and a game changer in the best possible way. Combining habit development (our will) with the leading of the Holy Spirit (His will) makes this possible and more than a message you might receive on any given Sunday. Investing in prayer … Continue reading Remember
One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “ Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like … Continue reading Are The Commandments Just Good Suggestions?
As Laura and I were discussing why we so loved our “newer” church home, it struck me as something to chronicle as my blogs center on the faith practices and beliefs that make my life better than it was without them. The friends I’ve made, the inspirational worship services, the consistency of life giving sermons … Continue reading Is Church Necessary?
Our level of faith in a loving and sovereign God is in direct proportion to the depth of the relationship we carve out with Him and our dependence will grow when we trust Him more at each new challenge. The New Testament became the gold standard on how we do this as Jesus’ disciples and … Continue reading Do You Know #2