Embodying Repentance

Let us return to our look at biblical repentance. If you haven’t checked out the previous two blogs on this subject, I would highly recommend that you do so. This one is a continuation of those other two. Specifically, I would like to further explore what it might mean for us to live-out the concept... Continue Reading →

Repentance: A Key to the Kingdom?

This blog is a continuation of my study on biblical repentance. If you haven’t read the previous post “A Brief Look at Biblical Repentance,” I encourage you to do that first. I plan to narrow our focus here on one of the Greek words for “repentance” used in the New Testament: metanoio μετανοέωas. That previous blog... Continue Reading →

A Brief Look at Biblical Repentance

Repentance is hard to define. It seems that everyone has their own idea on what it’s supposed to mean. In particular, if you follow any sort of celebrity news, you might be familiar with Hollywood-style apologies.  Tiger Woods, after being caught in adulterous acts, made the statement that: “I have let my family down and... Continue Reading →

Judges 6 and the Sign of the Fleece

If you have spent any time around churches, you likely have heard the phrase “I just felt led to do this.” And it’s true, God does confirm our steps or guide our path from time to time (Proverbs 16:9, Psalm 37:23-24). But what happens when He doesn’t? More so, what happens when we have big... Continue Reading →

Loving the Lord with our Minds

This is my sermon manuscript for the March men’s breakfast at Word of Life Baptist Church. I have edited it a bit to better fit this online format. For example, before giving this sermon, I gave a twelve question “pop-quiz” that had a few basic Bible and theology-type questions within it: How many books are... Continue Reading →

What’s a “Hedge of Protection?”

There are certain phrases in the Christian vocabulary that, while normal to believers, are head-scratchers for unbelievers. For example: “traveling mercies.” Camp or spiritual “high.” Doing “life together.” Inviting Jesus “into your heart.” Those of us who are familiar with western Christian culture have likely assimilated these phrases into our religious word-stock and don’t even... Continue Reading →

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