The Prodigal’s Return

But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him. – Luke 15:20 The kiss of the father in the parable of the prodigal son is full of meaning. The prodigal has returned home, but only after forsaking his father and … Continue reading The Prodigal’s Return

7 Characteristics of Good Bible Teachers

Teaching scripture is a spiritual gift, but it is also a skill. This means that not everyone is called to be a teacher; it also means just because someone is gifted does not mean they do not need to improve their skills. Several things come into play that impacts the quality of teaching. The sound of your voice, … Continue reading 7 Characteristics of Good Bible Teachers

Stuck in Sodom

And while [Lot] lingered, the men took hold of his hand, his wife’s hand, and the hands of his two daughters, the Lord being merciful to him, and they brought him out and set him outside [of Sodom]. -Genesis. 19:16 If we find ourselves stuck in Sodom, God will lay hold of our hand. In … Continue reading Stuck in Sodom

How Well Do You Know the Book of Acts? [12 Questions]

1. Who wrote the book of Acts? 2. Why is it called the book of Acts? 3. What was the event called when the Holy Spirit arrived in chapter two? 4. The first half of the book of Acts follows which major apostle? 5. The second half of the book of Acts follows which major … Continue reading How Well Do You Know the Book of Acts? [12 Questions]

The Letter and the Spirit

The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. (2 Cor. 3:6) The law of God is holy and just and good; it is inexorable, and we have fallen under its just condemnation. That is at the bottom what Paul means by the "the letter killeth.’ He does not mean that attention to pedantic details shrivels … Continue reading The Letter and the Spirit

God is Faithful to His Promises (and Threats)

May the Lord grant him to find mercy from the Lord on that day. - 2 Timothy 1:18 There is a day coming that is so severe the Bible often refers to it simply as “that day.” It is so expected and so known, no other descriptors are necessary.  "It will be a day of … Continue reading God is Faithful to His Promises (and Threats)

4 Ways Incense is a Picture of Prayer in the Bible

May my prayer be set before you like incense. – Psalm 141:2 Throughout the Old Testament, we see incense playing a significant role in the worship God had prescribed for his people. It was so essential that there was an altar of incense in the Holy Place. As we consider this topic, it is important to … Continue reading 4 Ways Incense is a Picture of Prayer in the Bible

Jesus Reveals His Mission – Luke 4:16-31 [Video]

Here is the latest video class I taught through the Gospel Project. In this lesson, we look at Jesus' teaching in the synagogue in Nazareth. We will look at why the people loved the teaching initially and why they wanted to kill him a few minutes later. We will also seek to understand a couple … Continue reading Jesus Reveals His Mission – Luke 4:16-31 [Video]

The Temptation of Jesus

I am one of the teachers at our church where we are going through the Gospel Project. Since we are unable to meet for class, I have been uploading these videos so everyone can keep up with the curriculum. If you are interested in following along, you can do so below. The temptation of Jesus … Continue reading The Temptation of Jesus

Coronavirus in Light of Psalm 93

If we withhold the doctrine of the sovereignty of God while discussing coronavirus, we withhold one of the most precious balms of comfort for the Christian found in the word of God. Scripture does not shrink back from showing us God’s sovereign rule amid distress, and neither should we. We indeed only have two choices … Continue reading Coronavirus in Light of Psalm 93