Isaiah and the Holy God

When Uzziah died, the LORD gave the prophet Isaiah a transforming vision of Himself. He saw the LORD high and lifted up, and His glory filled the Temple (Isaiah 6:1). It was the great privilege of Isaiah to tell the people of Judah that, while judgment would come to the nation, God would have mercy, … Continue reading Isaiah and the Holy God

The Divine Design for a Christian Marriage

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, 27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it … Continue reading The Divine Design for a Christian Marriage

Suffering and the Grace of God

Suffering is designed to demonstrate the power and grace of God. During His ministry, a blind man came to see Jesus. He wanted to be healed. But before that happened, the disciples had a question. “And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” … Continue reading Suffering and the Grace of God

The Justice and Mercy of God

During the First Great Awakening in American revival history, there was an emphasis on the sinfulness of the human heart. During the 1730’s and 1740’s, ministers of the gospel faithfully proclaimed the need for repentance from religious dead works. One of the most famous sermons of this period was preached by Jonathan Edwards, “Sinners in … Continue reading The Justice and Mercy of God

A Medal of Honor – For Jesus Christ

A Grateful Heart “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).   If help is needed in a practical way of learning to give thanks, then begin by giving thanks for the following. Give thanks for the food that is enjoyed. Jesus … Continue reading A Medal of Honor – For Jesus Christ

The Filling of the Holy Spirit

A Normal Christian Life “And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.” Ephesians 5:18 Proposition: The filling of the Holy Spirit is designed by God to be the normal Christian experience. The filling of the Spirit is not something that only a select few can enjoy.  The filling … Continue reading The Filling of the Holy Spirit

What Difference Does It Make?

I received a phone call from a friend in Sebastian, Florida. He has been listening to a former prominent Baptist pastor in Tennessee teaching about prophecy. He knows that I hold a historical perspective on the book of the Revelation and wanted to talk about it. As we discussed the various positions on the Revelation … Continue reading What Difference Does It Make?