Caught in the Act, Part 1

Caught in the Act, Part 6

Every sin that you struggle with has a corresponding virtue that should be put on in its place. In other words, you must identify your sin struggles, repent, and then put on the opposite virtue.

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 1 | Power

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 1 | Power

What is the most powerful force on earth? Scientists tell us the most powerful force on earth is the Nuclear Strong Force. The Nuclear Strong force is one of the four fundamental forces in nature—the other three are gravity, electromagnetism, and the weak force. As its name implies, the strong force is the strongest of […]

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 2 | Source

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 2 | Source

Psalm 19 celebrates the power of Scripture, especially the transforming power of God’s Word to those who respond to it. The message of the second half of Psalm 19 can be summarized in this way: Scripture alone is God’s perfect, complete, and transforming revelation of Himself. In this part of Psalm 19, David expounds on […]

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 3 | Excellency

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 3 | Excellency

We all have multiple copies of the Bible. You probably have it on your phone or tablet, or maybe you have a hard copy right in front of you. You most likely have several Bibles in multiple locations as do I. But I want you to truly consider this question with me: Do you really […]

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 4 | Reliability

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 4 | Reliability

As David continues to expound on the perfections of the Word of God in the latter half of Psalm 19, he argues for its truthfulness and reliability. David writes, “The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple” (v. 7). The Hebrew word for sure speaks of truth that God Himself testifies of or gives witness too. […]

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 5 | Eternality

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 5 | Eternality

As we continue our study of Psalm 19, we come to a fifth expression of the perfections of Scripture, “The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever” (v. 9). “The fear of the Lord” is an unusual title for Scripture and quite frankly, not one we would expect. But David isn’t referring to what […]

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 6 | Truth

The Perfections of Scripture – Pt. 6 | Truth

Today, we conclude our series on The Perfections of Scripture by looking at one final characteristic of Scripture found in Psalm 19:9, “The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether.” At first glance, “the judgments of the LORD” seems to be an odd description for the nature of Scripture. The Hebrew word […]

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 1 | A Sacrificial Foundation

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 1 | A Sacrificial Foundation

In 1996, I had the opportunity to travel to India. The most indelible memory of that trip was a visit to the Temple of Kali, one of the chief gods in Hinduism. As I exited the temple and walked into the adjoining courtyard, suddenly a couple came in with the intent of cursing one of […]

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 2 | A Soothing Aroma

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 2 | A Soothing Aroma

As we continue to work through Hebrews 10, the author informs us why Jesus’ sacrifice was the ultimate sacrifice, and he does so by contrasting it with the sacrifice that was made on the annual Day of Atonement (Lev. 16). For the nation of Israel, the Day of Atonement was the day when the people’s […]

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 3 – A Worthy Substitute

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 3 – A Worthy Substitute

The sacrifices in the Old Testament were like a shadow and were never considered to be the literal image or icon. By way of illustration, your shadow isn’t really you. Instead, it is a vague outline of your human body. In the same way, the sacrificial system in the Old Testament was a shadow not […]

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 4 – A Satisfying Sacrifice

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 4 – A Satisfying Sacrifice

In the Old Testament there was no real relationship between a person’s sin and the animal that was sacrificed—it was only symbolic. The Old Testament believer’s faith was not to be in the death of an animal, but in God who would one day provide a sacrifice that would forever deal with sin. How, then, […]

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 5 – A Sacrificial Body

Sin & Sacrifice Pt. 5 – A Sacrificial Body

God intended for the sacrifice of His Son to perfectly fulfill and replace the animal sacrifices of the Old Testament. In Hebrews 10, the author demonstrates that Jesus’ death on the cross fulfills those very sacrifices as the perfect substitute. Because our sin calls for death and God’s justice must be satisfied, someone must die. […]