Jesus reveals his glory on a mountain to three disciples. God even speaks from Heaven with an audible command. But it isn't what you might expect.
Most preaching in evangelical churches today is anemic at best. Many preachers are content to deliver countless series on anything from "7 Steps to a Happy Family," to "5 Laws of a Balanced Budget." After all, people can't listen very long anymore; they have short attention spans. What possible good could come from a dry dissertation on doctrine?
“Aren’t we all the children of God already?” Some might ask. The answer is partly “yes,” and partly, “no.” Man does not rest in a state of peace with God. Far from friends, let alone children of God, sin has made mankind enemies of God, rebels against his will, and children, not of his love, but of his wrath.
We must venture beyond the fact that Christ came to share in our suffering by looking to the fulfillment of that suffering on the cross.
Christmas is a time for joy, a time for happiness, a time when we celebrate light and life. We celebrate the wonder of the Son of God who became a man in the form of a little baby. We commemorate the birth of the Savior with quaint displays of Mary and Joseph huddling over the … Continue reading Why did God Become a Man? Part I- To Share in our Suffering
Jonathan Edwards was one of the finest evangelists of all time. In what we know as the "First Great Awakening," a great revival came to England and New England under his preaching along with that of George Whitefield and John Wesley. At this great time of religious awakening in Britain and America, thousands upon thousands … Continue reading How to Assess Revival- Cultivating the Seed
I'm leading a small group study at my church on Sunday morning and recently we've been doing a study on the early Church Fathers based on Dr. Michael Haykin's book, Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church. In preparing to discuss the chapter on the Epistle to Diognetus, I was reminded … Continue reading If you Think Preaching Doctrine is Dry and Lifeless… You’re Doing it Wrong.
When one decides to theme a blog as a "table," it may raise a few questions. To which kind of table am I referring? Being interested in theology, do I intend to draw attention to the Lord's Table or Communion? Being a lover of debate and discussion, do I intend this to be a sort … Continue reading Feasting at God’s Table