God’s Discipline is a Sign of His Commitment

God’s judgments preserve His unique purposes for Israel. They are not a sign of His rejection of Israel, but a sign of His unique relationship to her. God disciplines Israel so she will ultimately become the saved nation He has destined her to be. When God delays judgment, sin and

God Disciplines His Children

God’s discipline may seem severe, but it is ultimately a display of His righteousness for our good.In His discipline, God displays His glory, the seriousness of sin, His tender concern for us, and His commitment to mature us. God’s discipline is so perfect His own Son was matured by it:

God’s Loving Discipline of Israel

We are usually uncomfortable with God’s judgments because we lack a revelation of the greatness of God and His name. When we esteem a person, we are naturally enraged when their name is maligned. The greater revelation we have of the greatness of God, the greater agreement we will have

A Priestly People Fascinated with Beauty

This message examines what is means for human beings to be priests and how the endless human craving for beauty and fascination is a God ordained part of humanity designed to bring us into our priestly calling.

The Secret to Prayer

The secret to a life of prayer is not found in the word we use. It is found in an understanding of who we are speaking to. Real transformation in prayer comes as we approach God with the same confidence Jesus had.

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Hebrews 11 lists some of the giants of the faith who surrendered much and suffered much for the promises of God. However, we are also told something shocking: though they endured tests, trials, and torments they did not receive the very things they suffered for.

How to Read the Psalms

To fully appreciate the Psalms, we should read them according to four perspectives. Not every Psalm contains all four of these perspectives, but a surprising number do and virtually every Psalm can be read from multiple perspectives. Using these perspectives helps us to recognize just how much is in each psalm.

It Must Be Finished

Many Christians think of the gospel only as the message of Jesus’ first coming, but that is an incomplete gospel. The gospel is both the good news of Jesus’ first coming and the promise of His second coming. Jesus second coming has always been the great hope of the church,

Three Reasons Teens Need Theology

The true study of theology is the passionate exploration of the most beautiful person in the universe. The reward for that study is more than knowledge. The reward is a greater understanding of God’s fiery love for us which fuels our love for Him.

Our Eternal Identity – Priests who Declare the Beauty of God

God gives the apostle John two key phrases in Revelation 4:1 that relate to our eternal calling. This is a message on our eternal calling as priests before God to encounter the beauty of God, declare that beauty to the world, and create contexts where people can encounter God’s beauty.