Should We Forgive the Dead?

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” – Isaiah 43:25 What happens if someone wrongs you, and they die before you can forgive them? What happens when someone is a victim of sexual assault, or physical abuse, or infidelity, or lies, orContinue reading “Should We Forgive the Dead?”

Speaking in Tongues in the Old Testament

Very well then, with foreign lips and strange tongues God will speak to this people, to whom he said, “This is the resting place, let the weary rest”; and, “This is the place of repose”— but they would not listen. ‭- Isaiah‬ ‭28:11‬-12 Speaking in tongues is the least understood, least talked about, and, accordingContinue reading “Speaking in Tongues in the Old Testament”

The Drumroll of Death

Detracting from my usual content, this post will go one of three pieces of art that I’ve created in response to my church’s current series on Genesis. I thought of three of the most impactful passages we’ve covered, and I interpreted what they mean to me visually. This post is about the Drumroll of DeathContinue reading “The Drumroll of Death”

Why did it have to be Myrrh?

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5 Pictured above are Myrrh trees, and behind them are some pivotal elements surrounding the answer to the question in this blog post. DuringContinue reading “Why did it have to be Myrrh?”

Moses & Communion

“Among those who approach me, I will be proved holy; in the sight of all the people, I will be honored.” – Leviticus 10:3 Why is communion so dangerous? Paul says the following: So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body andContinue reading “Moses & Communion”

What is Baptism by Fire?

“I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me comes one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” – Matthew 3:11 Fire is used to describe some integral elements of Christianity in the Bible: Baptism, God, communion,Continue reading “What is Baptism by Fire?”

The Warfare of Forgetfulness & Dementia in the Bible

They did not remember the abundance of God’s steadfast love… Yet he saved them for his name’s sake, that he might make known his mighty power. – Psalms 106:7-8 Do you feel like it’s hard to remember important things? Do you keep getting distracted from positive goals that you have? Can you recall the last sermon youContinue reading “The Warfare of Forgetfulness & Dementia in the Bible”

Who is the Pontius Pilate in Your Life?

“Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?” – John 19:10 Have you been in a situation where you have no advocate? No friends to help you? No one to look out for you? Have you had a job whereContinue reading “Who is the Pontius Pilate in Your Life?”

Dealing with Election Results in the Bible

Are you worried about the election? Were you worried about the last one? Does thinking about the future of your country make you uneasy? Does it make you depressed? Argumentative? Sad? Or does it make you happy, at ease, glad, or even vindictive? If so, this message is for you. Two Sides to the ElectionContinue reading “Dealing with Election Results in the Bible”

The Purpose of Marriage

Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth. – Malachi 2:15 What’s the purpose of marriage? To find happiness? To stay in love?Continue reading “The Purpose of Marriage”