April 20, 2017
Even before you were a twinkle in your mother’s eye, mankind has been under constant spiritual attack. Since we have generated a mindset of personal salvation, a personal savior, and my church, we have personalized our spiritual problems as well. While those attacks are more intense than one can imagine at times, the truth is, it’s not about you.
The Internet is a fascinating and wonderful tool that has put the world at the fingertips of a good chunk of the planet. That’s even how you found this article. The world is now connected more than ever. While the Internet is a powerful and amazing tool, it can also prove damaging to our faith and walk with the Lord because of a little thing called syncretism.
Christ is everywhere. You can see Him in all things, if only you will look. Recently while out hiking and exploring in Palo Duro Canyon my wife and I had the opportunity to see an Aoudad. It was pretty exciting since we hadn’t seen one before. The Aoudad is a spectacular creature able to survive in harsh climates and difficult terrains. As we continue exploring Christ in the Canyon, I want to share with you Christ as the ram in the canyon.
With divorce rates at roughly 50 percent in America, and those marriages lasting on average only 8.2 years, it’s hard to even imagine being married for eternity. It does make you stop and wonder what will happen with you and your spouse around the throne though. So at the asking of a reader, I want to tackle the question: “Is marriage eternal?” Or to put it another way, “Will Christians be married in Heaven?”
There’s a beautiful woman standing there, and the eyes of eternity are upon her. She is the only vision in the eyes of the King. She is more precious than jewels. Her name is whispered across the pages of holy script. Have you seen her? Today I share a piece of poetry that was burdened on my heart last week. I sat and fleshed it out on paper and this is the work that came forth describing the bride that stands as Christ awaits her hand.
April 20, 2017
There has been a major movement within the body of Christ that tends to assume one position when we enter into God’s presence. That position is to enter God’s presence with confidence, or boldness. The problem arises when we neglect the flip side to that coin. Entering God’s presence also involves stepping in to the presence of a Holy and righteous God. Sometimes it seems as though we have forgotten God’s holiness.
The book of Exodus is one of those books that we learn about in Sunday school when we learn all about Moses, his time in the desert, leading the children of Israel out of captivity, and the parting of the Red Sea. This is many times the extent of our understanding of the book, but what if there was to the book than that? Many years ago I sat down to study Exodus in a way to find uncommon lessons. These lessons were written in a journal and have been stored on the shelf. Today I share with you some of those lessons. Here are 13 uncommon lessons from the book of Exodus.