Free Yourself of Human Praise

Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not openly acknowledge their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved human praise more than praise from God. (John 12:42-43, NIV) How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory … Continue reading Free Yourself of Human Praise

Foundation of Worship

Sometime ago I wrote an article on what it means to worship God in Spirit and Truth, I thought I will just emphasize a few things from that article. True worship is impossible without Jesus Christ In the conversation with the woman by the well Jesus says: “But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit … Continue reading Foundation of Worship

Modesty Is A Christian Virtue

“You are cheap” is a derogatory remark that one may attract if, in the opinion of an accuser, the person does not spend freely. You face the brunt of the ‘cheapness’ police if you buy clothes and accessories that are ‘too cheap’ or a car that is ‘too cheap’ or organize an event at a place that is ‘too cheap’ or buy food that is … Continue reading Modesty Is A Christian Virtue

Worshipping in spirit and truth

When we hear the word “worship” what readily comes to mind is music. That shouldn’t be surprising because in church the period where we sing songs with a slower tempo is referred to as the “time of worship”. It seems in our everyday language worship almost always means singing (unless the person makes it a point to say it’s not). Worship is generally recognized as … Continue reading Worshipping in spirit and truth

What is God’s will for my life?

Guidance is a hot topic in Christian circles.  People ask about guidance in a variety of ways.  “What is the will of God for my life?”  is a common way in which this question is asked.  I think Paul answers this question in 1 Thessalonians 4, but not in the way that we would expect. Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord … Continue reading What is God’s will for my life?

Seeing the Bible as a whole

The Bible is made up of 66 books and connecting those books together and seeing how the tell one story is an extremely helpful tool when it comes to studying the Bible.   Justin Tayler provides Graeme Goldsworthy’s summaries on the main divisions in the Bible here.   Too many times, we think of the gospel as a story that jumps from the Garden of Eden … Continue reading Seeing the Bible as a whole