God comes to fix what is broken by being broken himself. He abolishes death by dying. He subsumes sin by being made sin itself.
Salvation and the Silly Summit of Some Great Thing
Overcrowding on Mount Everest betrays what our culture worships. We bow down at the altar of the impossible to be seen as the conquerors, the champions.
Growing Downward: Thoughts on Sanctification & Spiritual Maturity
Growth and maturity in the Spirit doesn’t look like we think it does. That’s because it’s backward.
The Divine Portrait of Love
Whenever preachers get up to speak about the topic of love, they very often go to passages like 1 Corinthians 13, and they are very apt to do so — for there, under the Spirit’s design and influence, the apostle Paul gives, perhaps, the most complete view of love we’ve ever been given.
The Drug of Behavioral Preaching
Preaching is a dangerous and difficult task. Some occupations might involve more harrowing situations and circumstances but I will continue to contend that there’s not a more perilous or vulnerable position to be in than behind the pulpit.
Have you ever really thought about how crazy your salvation is? You may have never thought of it in those terms, but truly, your redemption and rescue from eternal damnation is a jarring truth, one that should spawn tears of joy and shouts of praise.