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…

God’s Grace in Death

Romans 8:31-32, What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things? Human death is always tragic. When a brother or…

America: Human Life Less Valuable than Animal Life

I’m against animal cruelty, don’t get me wrong. The physical and psychological abuse of animals is a breach of our stewardship over God’s creation. I don’t mean abuse like eating animals because God gave mankind permission to eat animals (Genesis 9:2-3). Neither do I mean animal testing for drugs and beauty products, for it is…

The Fear of the Lord as Filial Fear: Part II. Fear and Love

This entire series is my 30-paged bachelor thesis I submitted to the theology department at Concordia University-Ann Arbor—a higher Lutheran education university—as part of the requirement to graduate from the Pre-Seminary programme. It has been reformatted to fit this blog. This is the second section of my paper. In part one, I discussed the three…

The Fear of the Lord as Filial Fear: Part I. Types of Fear

This entire series is my 30-paged bachelor thesis I submitted to the theology department at Concordia University-Ann Arbor—a higher Lutheran education university—as part of the requirement to graduate from the Pre-Seminary programme. It has been reformatted to fit this blog. This is the first section of my paper. Go here to read the introduction. The…

Cornucopia of Grace

Matthew 4:4, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” I love food. Food is a motif throughout Scripture both for physical providence and for joy. God provided manna for the Israelites so they might live (Exodus 16) and the Scriptures speak on a joyful feast…

Gathering the Elect

Matthew 24:31, “And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” Have you ever been to a concert? Whether it’s an orchestra, a worship band, or your favourite rock band? I have. Whether it’s a…