Glitter or Gold?

Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. —Psalm 73:25 Here the psalmist is struggling with the ancient stumbling block of the present prosperity of wicked, godless men and the troubles of the godly man.  “Why do bad things happen to good people?” is the … More Glitter or Gold?

“Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.”

When Joshua was by Jericho, he lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, a man was standing before him with his drawn sword in his hand. And Joshua went to him and said to him, “Are you for us, or for our adversaries?” And he said, “No; but I am the commander of the … More “Take off your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.”

What did Paul mean by denying he was sent to baptize?

Today, April 1, we start our reading of 1 Corinthians.  In Chapter 1, verse 17, Paul says,  “For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.” John Piper’s sermon titled, “Christ Did Not Send … More What did Paul mean by denying he was sent to baptize?

Leprosy made you die many times before it killed you.

We read in Luke 5 today about Jesus’ encounter with a man full of leprosy.  John Bloom, Executive Director of Desiring God Ministries comments in the January 2009 Newsletter: He was one of the walking dead. It had almost been three years since the priest examined that suspicious spot on his left arm and looked … More Leprosy made you die many times before it killed you.