Tag Archives: sovereignty of God

Guardians of the Orthodoxy

By | 18 Jul 2024

This week, my wife and I binge-watched Season 4 of The Chosen. In general, I tend to thoroughly enjoy this series. I have few, if any, problems with their portrayal of events actually recorded in the Gospels, including its accounts of miraculous healings. On the other hand, I do have a serious problem with Dallas Jenkins’ underlying agenda… Read More »

Goodness Gracious!

By | 29 Jun 2024

The longer I’ve been alive and serving Jesus, the more and more I am captivated by our Heavenly Father’s character, especially His goodness and grace. Apart from His loving mercy, it is almost certain I would not have survived long enough to become an author lo these 13+ years ago, much less write this article today. Back in… Read More »

On Earth as It is in Heaven #3:
The Kingdom of God Expressed Outwardly

By | 16 Jan 2024

We’ve spent the first two articles in this series exploring where we obtained the concept of “on earth as it is in heaven” and then examined how that translates into our personal relationship with our Heavenly Father. In this final article, we will now discuss how the Kingdom of God expresses itself through us towards a hopelessly-lost-without-Jesus humanity.… Read More »

On Earth as It is in Heaven #2:
The Kingdom of God Expressed Inwardly

By | 4 Jan 2024

As we’ve already covered in the opening article in this series, Jesus commanded us to pray for God’s Kingdom to be reestablished in this earth. Conveniently enough, He immediately provided a practical yardstick we can use to measure how much of that reign actually exists: wherever God’s will is being done on earth in the same manner and… Read More »

On Earth as It is in Heaven #1:
What Does That Actually Mean?

By | 4 Jan 2024

Committed Christ-followers and pew-warming pietists alike have been reciting the opening phrase in the title of this article for literally over 2,000 years. Anyone who has hung around any church or organization calling itself “Christian” for even a few minutes will recognize this phrase as coming from the Lord’s Prayer found in Matthew 6 and Luke 11. It is the… Read More »

Disappointments

By | 17 Aug 2023

Introduction Several years ago, our church’s guest speaker was a former pastoral staff member, a Calvinist-Baptist minister closely aligned with John MacArthur and John Piper doctrinally. His message centered on the illness, death, burial, and raising-from-the-dead of Lazarus in Bethany recorded in John 11. His sermon remarks opened with the statement “God will disappoint us” and then continued with… Read More »