Jesus. God, Man, Or Both?, Part 1

In response to a currently ongoing discussion about whether God emptied Himself in order to become human, here are some thoughts based on two sermons I preached about two years ago. One on Philippians 2:1-11 called “Rejoice! And Be Made Nothing” and one on Isaiah 9:6 called “Was Jesus Really Both God and Man.” In […]

A Sign of His Commission

To fully appreciate what John is trying to portray in John 21:1-14, we need to have a good picture of where we are in story John is telling us. Just like they had done in previous years, Jesus and the disciples were in Jerusalem for the celebration of the yearly Passover feast. I am sure, […]

A Sign of His Work

“After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water; for an angel […]

A Sign of His Mission

Setting Up the Scene “On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, […]

Who Killed Jesus?

The easy answer to this question would be that I killed Christ for it is because of my sins (past, present, future) that Christ was crucified. But, like I said, this would be the easy answer. As we look at Scripture we see a much more beautiful picture I think. In several passages we see […]

Christian Privilege and Necessity

I aim to read C.H. Spurgeon’s Morning by Morning devotional every morning; and Evening by Evening devotional every night. As I was reading this morning’s edition I felt I had to share this on my blog. “because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever” (2 John 2) Once the […]

It Wasn’t The Nails

Traditionally, Good Friday is the day when we stop and consider the crucifixion; consider what we have done to Jesus; consider our sin in light of His perfect sinlessness. And it is right to look at it this way. It is right to mourn and deeply contemplate that it is our sin that led to […]

Abiding in Christ

To be abiding in Christ is acknowledging that the cross is the safest place to be. It’s at the Lord’s feet that we can listen to His teaching and have His Words influence and direct our steps. “And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.” […]

Refiner’s Fire

I came across this story recently and thought I’d share it here. “He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver…” (Malachi 3:3) This verse puzzled some women in a Bible study and they wondered what this statement meant about the character and nature of God. One of the women offered to find out […]