Being Theologians of the Cross

1 Corinthians 1:23-24, We proclaim Christ crucified… Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God (own Greek translation). Our confession as Christians is Jesus Christ our Lord, in whom God’s power and wisdom are fully revealed, especially on the cross. Thus, when confronted with the mysteries of God, we must not act as the theologian…

The Advents of Christ

Luke 21:27, “And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.” Advent concluded some days ago. “Advent” comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning, “coming.” Every season of Advent, we celebrate the coming of our Lord as a lowly infant in the flesh, and after Christmas we look forward…

Christian Fellowship

Matthew 18:20, “Where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I among them.” Any Christian who makes the absurd claim that they do not need to go to church does not fathom the full significance of Jesus’ words here. For church is not so much the location as it is those members who…

The Weakness of God

1 Corinthians 1:25, For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God stronger than men. The prerequisite to believing the Gospel is God’s power making us weak and His wisdom making us foolish. For to believe Christ is the Word and Son of God incarnate who was perfect in every way…

Christ the Operator

1 Peter 2:24, [Christ] Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed. How is it that we think we can come before the cross of Christ, hold our works up to His mangled body, and say, “Look…

Christ’s Banquet

Luke 14:24, “For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste My banquet.” What men is Jesus referring to at the close of this parable? Those people the master’s servant invited to the banquet but made excuses (vv. 17-18). God is the Master in the parable, Christ the servant, and we are…

Review: More Than A Carpenter

Author: Josh McDowell & Sean McDowell Publisher: Tyndale House Rating: 4/5 stars Amazon Price: $6.11 (paperback) Bottom Line The McDowells give a terrific historical analysis of the historical Jesus. They list a great amount of evidence speaking to the authenticity of the Scriptures and the historical reality of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, especially considering how concise the book…