A good friend of mine sent me a link to this video with the line, “I know you’ll be encouraged.” He was right. “The Gospel is the power of God for salvation to those who believe” (Rom. 1:16), and in a culture that widely believes that the Gospel only brings about justification, or right standing […]
Why Oprah And Brad Pitt Deserted God (And Why You Shouldn’t)
“You shall worship no other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God” (Ex. 34:14). Think about the ways you’ve seen jealousy play out in your life and in the lives of those around you. Â Is jealousy a quality you’re comfortable associating with God? Â Since it’s a quality that God associates […]
Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?
I don’t have my head buried in the sand. I know the thought of listening to a rap song is nothing shy of repulsive for some (okay, many) of you. I really am aware of that. And I’m still asking you to do it, not to torture you, but because I’m convinced it will benefit […]
The Distinction Between Law And Gospel
In the masterful sermon he preached on January 1, 1532, entitled “The Distinction Between Law And Gospel,” Martin Luther made one comment, in particular, that provides sweet nourishment for my sometimes weary soul, and I pray it does the same for yours: If the Law . . . accuses me of failing to do this […]
Must Every Christian Share the Gospel?
If we’re honest, most of us would really like it if the answer to this question were, “No.” “No” would enable us to avoid being hated (for telling the Gospel, anyway!), and all that comes with that. In essence, “No,” would justify our reasons for not telling the Gospel of Jesus. Do any of these […]
Is The Resurrection Really Necessary?
I came across an article a couple of days ago on the Huffington Post entitled Is a Bodily Resurrection of Jesus Necessary for Easter to Have Significance? In this article, written by Steve McSwain, a former pastor who now thinks there is more than one way to God, I found the following exerpt: Soon, millions […]
Welcome to the Good News
The following is copied from the website of the church Mark Driscoll pastors. It beautifully captures what the Gospel is by contrasting it with the modern idea of “religion” (not the biblical idea of “religion,” which, according to James 1:26-27 can be pure), and, I believe, functions as an excellent transition in our series called […]