Only the bravest people dare to venture outside in the middle of a Texas summer day, the rest of us are either in an air-conditioned building or near water. My kids love to swim, and being inside all day supplies young children abundant energy that needs to be burned if there’s to be any hope of a decent bedtime. So, we spend many hot summer … Continue reading The Comforting Truth of God’s Sovereignty
We continue our study of Great Doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones (MLJ). After spending the first few chapters establishing an understanding of the Word of God (revelation, authority), he now moves on to the doctrine of God. Chapter 5 is entitled ‘The Existence and Being of God.’ In all of our thinking, God must be the starting point. All too often, MLJ critiques, … Continue reading The Existence and Being of God
Most of us don’t like authority. We don’t like to be told what to do or how to do it. Yet, whether we like it or not, authority is a part of life. We will live and work under authority. We have bosses, shareholders, administrations, etc. to whom we work for. We all answer to someone. For Christians, we believe that the highest authority in … Continue reading Does the Bible Claim to be Authoritative?
Deep in the heart of man is a yearning, something within us that tells us that there’s more to this universe than what we see. It tells us that we are just a small part on a large stage directed by someone or something else. Some call this invisible force ‘fate.’ Others call it ‘the universe.’ But for many, we call him ‘God.’ But, how … Continue reading How Can We Know Anything About God?
Doctrine. It’s a bad word among many. It conjures up images of dry, stuffy, arrogant intellectuals who don’t seem to have an ounce of compassion or love in their bodies. One might think of prideful ‘know-it-alls’ who show little signs of spirituality and don’t like to have fun. I’m not saying those type of people don’t exist, but their existence doesn’t negate our need for … Continue reading Mind, Heart, and Will: Examining the Great Doctrines of the Bible
Something is wrong. Surely we all recognize it. Mass shootings, terrorism, division, racism, nuclear threats, sexual abuse, and on and on the list goes of daily news headlines. What’s going on? The answers will vary depending on your worldview. Some argue that we need better education. Some might argue that people just need opportunity and success; only when people get in desperate situations will they … Continue reading Is Man Inherently Good?
Imagine a little child sitting on the edge of the beach. As the waves come in, the water barely gets to her knees. She feels the water and knows it’s cold. The smell of salt fills her nostrils as she watches the water make its way up the beach, only to be pulled back by some invisible force. This child has learned and experienced a … Continue reading Children Paddling at the Edge of the Ocean: A True and False Knowledge of God
We all love to hear about a good miracle. We love to read the gospels and see all the times Jesus healed the blind man, caused the lame to walk, or raised the dead little girl back to life. It’s exciting to see God work in such a way, and we pray for Him to continue to do so in our day. But, what about … Continue reading Suffering and the Greatness of God