The Thrill of Hope: What Produces Hope? And What Does Hope Produce?

“O Israel, hope in the Lord! For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption.”Psalm 130:7 Hope is often discussed, yet just as often underappreciated. We preach it and sing about it. But we don’t usually realize it’s power and our need for it when times are good. Comfort tends … Continue reading The Thrill of Hope: What Produces Hope? And What Does Hope Produce?

The Grip of Sin or The Grace of the Savior: Who Has Dominion?

“Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.”Psalm 119:133 In Psalm 119, the Psalmist prays, “Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.” (Psalm 119:133) Dictionary.com defines “dominion” as: the power or right of governing and controlling; sovereign authority.rule; … Continue reading The Grip of Sin or The Grace of the Savior: Who Has Dominion?

Don’t Be Offended – God’s Wrath on Good Friday

That the God of all creation is wrathful doesn’t make it on to many bumper stickers, coffee mugs, or inspirational social media posts. You don’t find Romans 12:19, John 3:36, or Nahum 1:2 on decorative signs in boutique stores or hanging on a Christian family’s kitchen wall.   Some Christians are offended by the idea of … Continue reading Don’t Be Offended – God’s Wrath on Good Friday