Bearing Our Cross

Luke 9:23 is a well-known passage amongst us Christians, “If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” Yet this passage is often misinterpreted. Most contend this passage is a generalisation about discipleship—that we have to be Christlike in all circumstances. Whilst I concede being Christlike is a […]

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An Altar to the Lord

Genesis 12:7, [Abram] built [at Moreh] an altar to the LORD, who had appeared to him. This was the first time Abram built an altar to YHWH, and he did not pick it at random; God Himself chose the location. And for what purpose? In Luther’s words, “He appoints a definite place where the church should […]

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Gentiles with A Jewish King

Romans 9:5, To [the Israelites] belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God all over, blessed forever. Amen. As privileged Western Christians, we are often ignorant of the heritage of our religion. We think Christianity is a western religion, but it started in the east and was […]

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Christ the Centre of All Scripture

Acts 10:43, To [Jesus] all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins through His name. Therefore, in order to fathom all the Scriptures, the reader must put Christ at the centre of it all. If he does not, he will be led into confusion and eventual despair, for he […]

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A Life of Suffering

Galatians 6:17, I bear on my body the marks of Jesus. The season of Advent is the season leading up to Christmas when we remember the birth of Jesus Christ our King. It is a glorious day, but underneath it lies a somber tone, for we know the earthly fate of this King. Morbid philosophers express […]

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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 […]

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Luther’s Search for Certainty

Today is Reformation Sunday where we observe Reformation Day on October 31st. Leading up to Reformation Day, there has been many gatherings—conventions, symposiums, etc.—focusing on Reformation themes with all sorts of German beer, bratwursts, and other good German food varieties. This Reformation Sunday probably follows more German beer and food! For the past year there has been […]

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Waiting for Grace

Genesis 21:1-2, The LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did to Sarah as He had promised. And Sarah conceived and bore Abraham a son in his old age at the time of which God had spoken to him. Can you recall a time when God called you to obedience? Indeed, He calls […]

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The Typology of Abigail’s Faith

Check out my newest article with Geeks Under Grace! What do we make of Abigail’s loyalty and her husband Nabal’s disloyalty to David in 1 Samuel 25? They are two unseemly characters in God’s narrative of the coming Messiah. Abigail seems an insignificant character at first, but there’s a lot more depth to her example. […]

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