The Promise of Restoration

The Promise of Restoration

Hosea 14: 4-7 “I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him. I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots … Continue reading

When Life’s Disappointments Blinds You

When Life’s Disappointments Blinds You

Read: Psalm 32 Click Here… Psalm 32:8 ” I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Flying into a storm is a dangerous experience. The temptation is … Continue reading

Barren and Dried up in Judgement

Barren and Dried up in Judgement

Hosea 9:10-14 “I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your fathers as the firstfruits on the fig tree in its first season. But they went to Baal Peor, and separated themselves to that shame; they became an … Continue reading

An Eternal Pledge

An Eternal Pledge

And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in loving kindness, and in mercies. I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness; and thou shalt … Continue reading

The Purpose of Our Lives

The Purpose of Our Lives

2 Corinthians 3:11-18 Read Here… 2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of … Continue reading

Heavy-Duty Shoes

Heavy-Duty Shoes

Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be. (Deuteronomy 33:25) Here are two things provided for the pilgrim: shoes and strength. As for the shoes: they are very needful for traveling along … Continue reading

The Value of Purpose

The Value of Purpose

Luke 12:13-21 Read Here… Luke 12:15 “And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” As people in affluent societies stock up on … Continue reading

Wilderness Communion

Wilderness Communion

I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her. (Hosea 2:14) The goodness of God sees us allured by sin, and it resolves to try upon us the more powerful allurements of love. Do … Continue reading

Gospel: Authentic or Synthetic?

Resting in His Grace

As I rummage through archives of Church History, I’m awed often by the resolved effort of past leaders to preserve the truth. Take for example the Filioque from the revised Nicene Creed. This minor insertion caused no small disturbance and would play a major role in the rift between the Church of Rome and of the East. What is this divisive insertion? It is the Catholic confirmation that the Holy Spirit is sent not only from the Father, but from the Son also.

plane crashI wonder how concerned are we that every “t” is crossed and every “i” dotted in our theology today. Picking something from the air (as Ben has this on my mind through an excellent series over his way), “how now shall we share the gospel?”

I was reminded of the warning presented in the Way of the Master evangelization series. An illustration is used that is very…

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When God’s People Forget their Maker, there is No Refuge.

When God’s People Forget their Maker, there is No Refuge.

Hosea 8:14 “For Israel has forgotten his Maker, and has built temples; Judah also has multiplied fortified cities; but I will send fire upon his cities, and it shall devour his palaces.” a. For Israel has forgotten his Maker: Israel … Continue reading