Archive for August, 2009

Wonders from the Word – Easy or Difficult (Matthew 5:48)

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

It is easy to hold in contempt those who hold you in contempt.  It is easy to disregard those disregarding you.  It is easy to gossip about those gossiping about you.  It is easy to ignore those ignoring you.  It is easy spite those who spite you.  It is easy get angry at those angry […]

Read full post...

Wonders from the Word – Barabbas or Jesus

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Our God is a God of exclamation marks.  Our God gets involved in history not only to save us from our wicked choices, but to reveal how wicked our choices can be.  Our God intervenes to powerfully show how distorted our sins are by showing how hypocritical we are.  No event in all of history […]

Read full post...

Wonders from the Word – Too Busy To Build (1 Chronicles 22:8)

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Too Busy To Build?   Why couldn’t David build the temple?  Because David had “shed much blood” (1 Chron.22:8).  Are you thinking, “So what?”  Or, possibly, “That’s not fair!”  Maybe your thoughts are more sacramental – “Why should a man with blood on his hands build a place of holiness?”   I don’t know the […]

Read full post...

Wonders from the Word – Becoming Hate (Matthew 26:47-56)

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Gun sales are up. I own two shotguns.  The Supreme Court upheld the 2nd Amendment as a constitutional right for personal protection.  The 8th Amendment supports capital punishment so says the Land’s Highest Court .  Biblically I support those rights.  But can our “rights” become “wrongs?”   When legally pursuing the death penalty, the real […]

Read full post...

Bad Behavior has blocked 177 access attempts in the last 7 days.