Jesus returned to his hometown, and those who had loved him as a toddler welcomed him with arms wide open. They were so proud of the local son who had grown in knowledge, wisdom, favor with God, and favor with man. He left a carpenter and had returned a rabbi. It was so good to … More Let us not party less; let us party best!
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
Law or Gospel — Which comes first? Sometimes in life, the question is posed to us, “Which do you want first — the bad news or the good news?” In response to this question, some choose to hear the good news first. It appears they desire to be thoroughly overwhelmed with the positive before getting their dose … More What is the Gospel?