The Book of Jude is fascinating, frustrating, and far too overlooked. It also opens a pretty big can of worms when it comes to understanding the inspiration and canon of Scripture.
What Does It Mean that Believers Will Do “Greater Works” Than Jesus Did (John 14:12)?
Just what exactly is Jesus promising when he says, “Whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do” (John 14:12)? In wrestling with this text, I’ve come to four major conclusions.
Why Does Paul Say He’s Just Giving His Own Opinion in 1 Corinthians 7:25?
I’ve seen a lot of folks get hung up on Paul’s choice of words in 1 Corinthians 7:25. In the context of giving instructions regarding marriage and singleness, he says, “Now concerning virgins, I have no command of the Lord,… Read More ›
Who Is Melchizedek?
Several people have recently asked me about the mysterious figure of Melchizedek and why the book of Hebrews makes such a big deal out of him, even though he’s only mentioned in 4 verses in the whole Old Testament! So… Read More ›
How We Store Up Treasure in Heaven (Matthew 6)
Every time I read Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), it speaks to me in a new way. This latest time around was no different. But while I usually just latch on to a part of the Sermon… Read More ›
The Sixth Seal: Cosmic Disruption (Revelation 6:12-17)
The sixth seal (Rev 6:12-17) brings us all the way up to the onslaught of God’s final judgment. But there’s a lot more to the story.
Martyrdom and the Justice of God (Rev 6:9-11)
So far in the book of Revelation, chapter 6 has been the first place where John’s visions have really started to turn foreboding. Last time we looked at the first four seal judgments (the infamous “four horsemen of the apocalypse”)…. Read More ›
The Seven Seals & the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Rev 6)
Revelation 4-5 showed us how beautiful and powerful and loving God is. He made us; he sustains creation by his power; and Christ gave his life to redeem us and bring those who believe in him into God’s family. We… Read More ›
Fighting Our Battles the Lamb’s Way (Revelation 5)
Revelation chapter 5 continues John’s inside look into God’s heavenly throne room. He’s beheld the majesty of the One who sits on the throne, and he’s heard the worship that’s going on in heaven, but now we get to the… Read More ›