Browsing content published during October 2014

Stay Awake!

  Jesus stood on the Mount of Olives and looked back toward Jerusalem and as His eyes scanned the city the disciples could not know it, but Jesus was not only looking at the city of Jerusalem, He was peering into the future beyond it.  He could see those dark moments building toward a climax […]

Concrete Monster

     I am sitting here in my truck meditating and praying when I was rather suddenly overwhelmed with grief for those who suffering from depression this very moment. I don’t want to say I had a”vision”, as it was more akin to hearing a voice; not a single voice but a collective of voices that […]

Tent of Meeting

We just recently passed the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or the “Feast of Tabernacles”.  This is a piece I wrote some time ago during a time of reflection and personal struggle. Now Moses used to take a tent and pitch it outside the camp, far off from the camp, and he called it the tent […]

There comes a time

     I have always been cautious on the whole “civil disobedience” thing.  I grew up in the sixties when marching and shouting and protesting were in vogue, and the whole era left a bad taste in my mouth.  It was an age of rebellion and the course that was set in the era of […]

Transcendance

     There is a view of God that many seem to have lost: the high, exalted, lofty, exclusive, unparalleled, unprecedented character of God. Preferring the comfort of His nearness, we have often diminished the truth of His transcendent holiness.  We want to snuggle and wallow in cheap grace and shallow sanctification because we have abandoned […]

Weight

“To demonstrate disdain for the law of God diminishes the power of the atonement He has provided.” Some time ago I had the privilege of preaching through the Book of Leviticus. In that wonderful and sadly, oft maligned Book of the Law – God has so graciously revealed a great deal about Jesus and the […]

Worthy To Suffer Shame

Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus. Acts 5:41-42 We need to stop whining about what the world is […]

The Main Thing

Someone, unknown to me, once famously declared: “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Good words. I am deeply concerned about the political climate of our nation, and the growing antichristian posturing in our once Christian nation. I am  concerned about the threat of pestilence such as Ebola being loosed […]

That The Word May Not Be Bound

“Remember Jesus Christ, the offspring of David, risen from the dead as preached in my gospel for which I am suffering bound with chains as a criminal – but the WORD of God is not bound. Therefore, I endure everything for the sake of the elect that they also may obtain the salvation that is […]

Book Review: The Power of Return

The Power of Return Book Review Author: John Goyette Publisher: Destiny Image I don’t do a lot of book reviews. I always review good restaurants or hotels when I travel, but haven’t been prolific in the review of books I have been blessed (or otherwise) to read. However, this week I was privileged to enjoy […]