Tag Archives: obedience

Building on God’s Sure Foundation

The last post talked about why God’s Sure Foundation is inscribed the way it is (2 Tim. 2:19). In this post, we will learn how to build on God’s sure foundation, which must always be Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 3:11). … Continue reading

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A Psalm 50 Commentary

I added a commentary on Psalm 50 to my Through the Bible project. It created a need for several other pages, so I may not get back to Through the Bible for a couple weeks. Thank you to everyone who … Continue reading

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Obedience and Salvation: A Question for Evangelicals

“Though he was a Son, yet he learned obedience through the things which he suffered. And being made perfect, [Jesus] became the author of eternal salvation to those who obey him” (Heb. 5:8-9). “We [apostles] are his witnesses of these … Continue reading

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Turning Theology into Spiritual Life

I was asked about harmonizing NT Wright’s “New Perspective on Paul” with the Keswick Convention and Watchman Nee’s “Deeper Life.” How do I reconcile being fond of both? Here’s my answer: I don’t really worry about harmonizing NT Wright and … Continue reading

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This Shall Please the Lord More Than Sacrifice

I heard the title line in a song this more. “This shall please the Lord more than sacrifice.” What will please the Lord more than sacrifice? I knew the song was taken almost directly from Scripture, so I googled those … Continue reading

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Yeah, But …

My father-in-law has started sending out a “verse of the day” by email that is usually closer to a chapter a day. I wrote him and told him it was really good. Today, I got a good picture of why … Continue reading

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Through the Bible in a Year: Genesis 41 to 45

Today, my commentary will focus on three things: Men "in whom is a divine spirit" Joseph’s extraordinary grace to obey God Dreams and prophecy "In Whom is a Divine Spirit" Genesis 41:38 says: Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can … Continue reading

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Behavior Is Better Than Belief

Today, I just have some points for you to consider: After 300 years of church history, the Council of Nicea still found only a paragraph’s worth of doctrine important enough to encapsulate in a creed. The foundation of God, according … Continue reading

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The Three Most Important Chapters in the Bible

A friend of mine likes to say, “Salvation is not a plan, it’s a man.” Our faith is not to be in something Jesus has done, but in Jesus himself, the Savior of the world. But what does it mean … Continue reading

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What Are the Implications of an Old Earth for Christians?

I really love our God, and I believe he’s way stronger than our ideas. He can take care of us even while we enjoy searching out the truth. Those who seek find. He doesn’t give snakes to children who ask for eggs. Let us not be “ye of little faith,” but let us address him as Father and trust him as children. Continue reading

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