Clinging to the Word of Life

“clinging to the Word of Life, that I will be satisfied in the day of Christ that I did not run in vain nor did I labor in vain.” (Philippians 2:16) Much can be said from these words of Paul, but I want to focus first on the initial words which follow the statement in… Read More

Sanctify them in the Truth (John 17:17)

“Sanctify them in the Truth; Your Word is Truth.” (John 17:17) What a powerful statement!  Jesus lays out two great truths for us in this little statement…first, that it is by the means of the Truth that we should be sanctified and that the Word of God (Scripture) is Truth.  Yet, we need to lay… Read More

We are Marked by God’s Word (John 17:14)

“I have given them your word and the world has hated them because they are not of the world as I am not of the world.” (John 17:14) We are used to hearing the language of the world hating us because we are not of the world; what is sad is that all too often,… Read More

Is the Bible Inerrant?

One of the things we talk a lot about in church circles is the authority of scripture—that it is given by God and is designed to instruct us in every area of life.  One of the terms that we use when we speak of why the scriptures are authoritative is the term “inerrant.”  But I… Read More

A Proverb in a Song: part 4

“My mouth shall speak wisdoms; the meditation of my heart is understanding.” (Psalm 49:4 {Psalm 49:3 in English Bibles})   And now that the psalmist has called peoples from across the planet to heed the words of his lips, he addresses them specifically.  He is saying, listen here, you people of the earth and I… Read More