Forgetting and Neglecting

“And the Sons of Israel did not remember Yahweh their God who had saved them from the hand of all of their enemies which surrounded them and they did not show faithfulness to the Sons of Jeruba’al (Gideon) for all of the good things which he did for Israel.” (Judges 8:34-35) We have spoken before… Read More

Studying God’s Honor

“The last thing, brothers, is that whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is upright, whatever is holy, whatever is lovely, whatever is praiseworthy, if there is virtue and if there is praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Though in English the words praise and praiseworthy come from the same root, Paul employs two… Read More

That Which is Worthy of Praise

“The last thing, brothers, is that whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is upright, whatever is holy, whatever is lovely, whatever is praiseworthy, if there is virtue and if there is praise, think on these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Whatever is worthy of praise…it is upon this that we should set our minds. Indeed, there… Read More

The One Name that is Above All other Names

“Therefore God exalted him and honored him with the name that is above all names,” (Philippians 2:9) As we have noted above…Jesus laid down his rightful heavenly glory and veiled it in flesh in the incarnation; in the resurrection, he took that glory back up, this time no longer veiled by the flesh, but instead… Read More

Live for Christ and Him Alone!

“For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) “In the event of my death, celebrate.” You know, as a pastor, I spend a lot of time with people who are sick and dying and very rarely do I come across a person who is genuinely excited about their impending death…especially… Read More

Heir of all things: Hebrews 1:1-4 (part 6)

“Whom he established as heir of all things…”   Loved ones, not only is Christ the means by which God has spoken, but the writer of Hebrews further asserts that Christ is the heir, the beneficiary, of all things.  Everything that is, that was, and ever will be is made and given to Christ—Creation is… Read More