Ezra provides a model for today’s pastors in how to properly lead a congregation through the study of the Word, doing of the Word, and teaching of the Word. Advertisements
Jesus, in Luke 14, instructs his disciples to count the cost of following him. After all, no one starts a tower without any idea of how much that tower would cost, right? They’d have to stop half-way through, an embarrassment to them and to their neighborhood. Or, take the king who hears of an approaching… Continue reading
Why we have to start believing Paul when he says that all of Scripture is helpful for godliness, even the parts we want to skip over.
Saul chases David twice, yet both times David doesn’t exercise his right to kill Saul; instead, he entrusts himself to Yahweh’s faithfulness.
Jesus tells the parable of the servants and the minas for two reasons. First, the Jews expected the kingdom of God to appear immediately. Secondly, because he was nearing Jerusalem. What do either of these things have to do with his approach to Jerusalem? That this is how Luke transitions from the story of Zacchaeus… Continue reading Luke 19:11-17: Eschatological Minas
It is a mistake to isolate Luke 15 from the rest of the pericope of Luke 15:1-17:10. This post is a brief look at the entirety of the passage, taking a birds’ eye view to see the advantage of reading the story in a single reading. By reading all of this passage in context, the… Continue reading Luke 15:1-17:10
Humanism is, ironically, humanity’s greatest enemy in Out of the Silent Planet.