Category Archives: faith

Imperfect, sin-tainted obedience

When we work to be about our duty to defend and care for the poor, the orphan, the widow, the alien and the stranger like we see modeled for us by righteous Job in Job 31—when we take action to … Continue reading

Posted in faith, hope, love your neighbor, masculinity | Leave a comment

Who is this Jesus? #4 – suffering and hope

Following are the rough teacher’s notes from lesson 4 of a four-week Sunday School series titled, Who is this Jesus? See also the series preface, lesson 1, lesson 2, and lesson 3. Who is this Jesus? #4: Suffering and hope … Continue reading

Posted in assurance, duty, faith, hope, humility, suffering, Sunday School notes, thanksgiving, treasure in heaven, Who is this Jesus? | Leave a comment

Evangelism as listening and asking questions

I sent the following to the pastor of the church we went to a couple of Sundays ago in North Carolina. I told my kids and my brother-in-law it was a bad sermon, and I thought it was only right … Continue reading

Posted in admonishment, authority, courage, duty, evangelism, faith, honoring God's Word, Let all things be done for edification, love your neighbor | Leave a comment

Sins of ignorance

Many today who profess Christ deny that sin committed unintentionally or in ignorance—that is, not willfully–is sin. Such a man denies that what he would call failings, or shortcomings, or errors, are soul-dangerous sins that he must confess and repent … Continue reading

Posted in faith, false teaching, sin | Leave a comment

The good and faithful slave

I want to develop a couple of things I briefly touched on in the Harriet Tubman post. I said there that by inciting slaves to run away to the North, Harriet Tubman led her people astray, into disobedience to God. … Continue reading

Posted in faith, slavery | Leave a comment

Just share the Word

And then you start thinking, well, there’s a context for everything—and I said, where is there a more appropriate context for the law of God than when someone’s about a half hour away from murdering their child? When you work … Continue reading

Posted in abortion, church, evangelism, faith, honoring God's Word, hope, love your neighbor, preach the word, stand in the gap, transcripts | Leave a comment

Leper faith

But what we have in America—and the reason that the church in America is so unfruitful—is a whole bunch of people who are running around spouting off nice things about what Jesus has done for them, but they’re not obeying … Continue reading

Posted in faith, fruitfulness, legalism-antinomianism-obedience | Leave a comment