The common Christian understanding of God is that he is unchanging in nature, immutable. Omniscient, so his plans can have no flaws. He even states that he is not like a man in that he should change his mind; however, the Bible also contains several examples of God seemingly changing his mind based on human … Continue reading How to Pray Humbly Yet Persistently to “Change God’s Mind”
The Beautiful Irony of the Cross
Isn't it just beautifully ironic that The One True King (Jesus) died for those who rebelled against him, (Us) unjustly put to death on the charge of being a "Rebel against the One True King?" (Caesar, who let's not forget, claimed to be God). Perhaps that's why the Roman soldiers mocked Jesus as inhumanely as … Continue reading The Beautiful Irony of the Cross
Testimony Tract – An Unshakeable Hope
What made you Lord, to die for me? Why would you die for me, your enemy? You took my place to hang on a tree To be a curse, MY curse for me. You loved me, Lord, so very long. And with a love enduring and strong Although I mocked and cursed you so long … Continue reading Testimony Tract – An Unshakeable Hope
Good Samaritan? How this Story Illustrates the Gospel
Introduce yourself Introduce the topic When asked about who and how we should love, Jesus tells a story of radical love - how a Samaritan goes out of his way to show love to a Jew, his cultural enemy. Before we get into the story, though, we have to understand what makes this story significant … Continue reading Good Samaritan? How this Story Illustrates the Gospel
Truth is Controversial. So was Jesus.
There will be those who will tell us that it's arrogant to say that our worldview is right, and someone else's is wrong. That we're claiming to have a monopoly on the truth. History is written by the victors, isn't it? That might be your truth, but it's not my truth. Is truth even knowable? … Continue reading Truth is Controversial. So was Jesus.
Good News! – What is the Story of the Gospel?
Hi, I just wanted to provide you guys with the most basic form of the gospel, told in a story format. I hope this proves to be a great evangelism tool (People love stories!) as well as provide some closure on the central storyline of the Bible. This is just a bare bones, dry skeleton … Continue reading Good News! – What is the Story of the Gospel?
What Daniel can teach us about Humility, Respect, and Being too exhausted for God
Hey if anybody’s down to do a little extra reading and Bible study, I highly recommend the book of Daniel! I'm here to give a brief synopsis and a little bit of context to flesh it out, but I highly recommend going to read it right after! Daniel is one of my favorite OT prophets … Continue reading What Daniel can teach us about Humility, Respect, and Being too exhausted for God
God’s Radical Love (Even For His Enemies)
Hi, okay! Time to start another topic that I've been looking forward to getting into for a little bit! I have a couple things to share about the miraculousness of God's radical love, so stick around for a bit. This post should be a 10 minute read. Okay, let's start with our first aspect and … Continue reading God’s Radical Love (Even For His Enemies)