Servant of the Word

Mark Maddix writes about what should be, not necessarily what is. In so doing his exhortation brings a couple of things to mind. First, I am coming to believe with more certainty that our denominational backgrounds, culture, and personal desires play a much more profound role in our interpreting of Scripture than we would ever…

Our Problems Are Inside of Us

If you are able to convince yourself that your biggest deepest problems are outside of you, not inside of you, you no longer are interested in God’s grace. Because you devalue your sense of need, you will always minimize your need for the forgiving, transforming power of God’s grace. The most beautiful thing the grace…

Motivation for Holy Living

On Sunday evenings we have been studying the names of God.  So far we have looked at Elohim, Adonia, YHWH, Jehovah Rohi (The Lord is my shepherd) and El Hanneman (The Faithful God).  Last Sunday evening we began our brief look into Jehovah Mekaddishkem (The God who sanctifies).  Our primary passage for last Sunday evening was Leviticus 22:32.  As we…