The Sinful Should Sing (54:1ff) In Isaiah 54, redeemed worshipers of God were commanded to “break forth in singing and cry aloud.” God commanded that they pause and experience a “charismatic” moment. It was time for them to get up and dance. They were to clap their hands, play their cymbals, beat their drums, and … More A Reason to Break Forth in Singing
With words, Jesus teaches his disciples to be merciful and gracious. They are to love their enemies, do good to those who are harming them, pray for those abusing them, and bless those in the process of cursing them. On the evening of his arrest, Jesus again teaches his disciples to be merciful and gracious, but this time he … More Unnatural, Undeserved, Unconditional, and Sacrificial Love for Enemies
Before Jesus was hoisted on the cross, a great transaction was in progress. God had demanded holiness, righteousness, and obedience from men. Perfect law-keeping was his standard, and such worship was required for any to commune with the Holy God. However, there was none righteous, no not one. All sinned and transgressed the holy decrees … More It is Finished! Scream it Loudly.