Month: September 2013

Does God Put His Arms Down?

DOES GOD PUT HIS ARMS DOWN? But of Israel he says, “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.  Romans 10:20           Consider what it’s like to run into someone you haven’t seen in a while.  You’re excited; … Continue reading Does God Put His Arms Down?

Start With What You Have

START WITH WHAT YOU HAVE God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew.  Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel?  Romans 11:2          If there are two believers on my street but a hundred … Continue reading Start With What You Have

TRUSTING RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS

TRUSTING RELIGIOUS TRADITIONSWe know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from.  John 9:34    The Pharisees are reaching hard for evidence to discount the blind man's miracle.  They name-drop the name of Moses, using … Continue reading TRUSTING RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS

Guilt That Leads To Freedom

GUILT THAT LEADS TO FREEDOM What then shall we say? That the law is sin? By no means! Yet if it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin.  Roman 7:7 The law is really my friend.  It’s true.  Without an … Continue reading Guilt That Leads To Freedom

A Job Gone Wrong

A JOB GONE WRONG And for this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was doing these things on the Sabbath.  John 5:16          The men who made up the Jewish Sanhedrin (the religious ruling council of the Jews) took one of their jobs … Continue reading A Job Gone Wrong

How God Shapes A Leader

HOW GOD SHAPES A LEADER Then the men set out from there, and they looked down toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to set them on their way. The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, seeing that … Continue reading How God Shapes A Leader

Fearing Transparency

FEARING TRANSPARENCY The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?   But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.”  Genesis … Continue reading Fearing Transparency