Perhaps some of you are finding yourself rubbing up against this truth because you don’t see how something so God-centered could ever be good news for you. Is that you? I really do believe that the reason Jesus came, underneath all other reasons the Bible gives us, is for God. But I also really do … Continue reading Jesus Advented Among us For God – This is Good News For Us
Now we've come to our Advent text, Ezekiel 36:22-23, “Therefore say to the house of Israel, Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, O house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you … Continue reading The Fame Of His Name Sent the Son
Our text is Ezekiel 36:22-23, but to get the whole scene we must read this verse in it’s context which begins in 36:16, so lets set the stage: “The word of the Lord came to me: ‘Son of man, when the house of Israel lived in their own land, they defiled it by their ways … Continue reading Concern For the Holiness of God’s Name
Christmas can be a confusing time for us. We sing “Joy to the World” and “Peace on Earth and Goodwill toward Men” but have you ever been to WalMart on Thanksgiving Evening or black Friday? There is hardly any Christmas cheer at places like this, rather ‘self’ is King and the latest and greatest material … Continue reading Joy…Peace…Goodwill…? Are You Kidding?
During Advent we study, think on, and remember the great and glorious reasons why Jesus came to earth. Before we mention anything or give any reason for Christ coming, the first reason must be laid down. Jesus came for God's glory to vindicate the holiness of His name. What? Hang in with me. Where does … Continue reading Jesus Came for Vindication
There is a popular Michael W. Smith song that has been playing on the radio for many years, in which the chorus says, “Like a rose, trampled on the ground, You (Jesus) took the fall, and thought of me, above all.” This song is called Above All, and its main point is that above every … Continue reading “It Is Not For Your Sake”