Tag: save

  • Pridefully Divine

    Pridefully Divine

    Psalm 29; Isaiah 5:15–24; John 15:18–20, 15:26–27 When we read about “divine beings” we, understandably, think about angels. What, however, makes a divine being…divine? Apart from God, there is no divine being that isn’t of God. Which becomes a little daunting theologically when we recognize we have the Imago Dei in us. To be clear,…

  • Acclaim or Quiet

    Acclaim or Quiet

    Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29; Mark 11:1–11; John 12:12–16 HOSANNA! The cry of the people before the gates of Jerusalem was filled with this word. Hosanna is a Hebrew contraction meaning, “save, we pray,” which you just read in Psalm 118:25. Hosanna is used as part of the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles, which was a commemoration of…

  • Given


    That is the weight of the Law. It isn’t all the offerings needed to cover our sin. It isn’t all the festivals to celebrate and recognize God’s miracles and saving works. The weight is the Truth that we can do nothing to save ourselves.

  • You Want This?

    You Want This?

    Imagine being “twitterpated” with God.

  • We Love Talking About It

    We Love Talking About It

    It is the motive behind our use of money that is the point of tithing and giving. God created the world. God already has the money (as if God needed it). God wants our heart.

  • Believing Love

    Believing Love

    “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.”—John 3:16 (NRSV) God loves you! Did you know that? Okay – if you are reading this…chances are that you did know that. But do you believe it? There…

  • In Love’s Time

    In Love’s Time

    “But when the fullness of time had come, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law.”—Galatians 4:4 (NRSV) I will never forget finding out we were having our first child. I was still finishing up my masters and an internship at a church I had been serving at throughout college. We…

  • Firm Hope

    Firm Hope

    “Therefore say to them, Thus says the Lord God: None of my words will be delayed any longer, but the word that I speak will be fulfilled, says the Lord God.”—Ezekiel 12:28 (NRSV) How long have we been stuck in phase 2? I mean. By the time you are reading this there is a chance…