Sat, 29 October 2011
God has called each of us to run a race: that race involves being a sign of the Gospel in the places and relationships that God has put you. The testimony of the lives of believers tell us that it is worth it—their faithfulness is an example to us of the possibilities of the life of faith. We look to them for encouragement…they help us cultivate endurance and perseverance.
Sat, 22 October 2011
God’s friendship with Israel is in crisis. Chapters 32-34 give us the backdrop from which the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes sense, because they are the theological center of the book of Exodus. The reason: they deal with the question,”How can a holy God dwell among and with a sinful people?
Sat, 15 October 2011
not in a secular world, devoid of God, nor in a deistic world where God exists but is far off, but in a world where God is near abundantly alive and at work in His providential work of maintaining His creation, as well continual drawing us into His story of redemption.
Sat, 8 October 2011
We are changed—transformed—as we are captured by God’s glory, the beauty of God’s holiness. The whole of Psalm 19 is undergirded by joy, the product of our heart’s encounter with God's glory. The psalm anticipates the Gospel of Jesus Christ—He is the ultimate mediator of God’s glory.
Sat, 1 October 2011
It takes time for God to teach and shape the outlook of His people to trust in His abundance.
Almighty God, the fountain of all wisdom, you know our necessities before we ask and our ignorance in asking: Have compassion on our weakness, and mercifully give us those things which for our unworthiness we dare not, and for our blindness we cannot ask; through the worthiness of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.