• Beyond The Surface Level

    SIN. These controversial 3 letters so capable of exposing hearts and motives, and the very thoughts that drive the actions that follow. It’s like a cancer; aiming to control even the deepest parts of us to the point of destruction. So natural and familiar, yet so crippling and evil. “Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of…

  • Not Our Strength. HIS.

    Our prayers, as it pertains to strength, are usually that God grants us the ability to exert some sort of effort relevant to our daily lives. For example, one might pray, “Give us the strength to make it through the day”, or “Help us to complete this task to the best of our abilities”. Sometimes, we find ourselves praying for things like love, patience, and more faith…at least until we get the strength and ability we prayed so fervently for. Because our prayers are so focused on God giving us strength, we often become frustrated with the process, or with our incompetencies as we struggle through what we thought we…

  • What We Can Learn From The Law

    The Law. Romans 7:12 and 1 Timothy 1:8, when describing the Law, calls it good. In fact, it was hope to the Israelites; a chosen people so sinful in their nature. Not because they deserved hope, but because God made a promise to Abram (Abraham) that he would have descendants as numerous as the stars (Genesis 15:1-5), and that his descendants would belong to God, and be His chosen people. Because of God’s faithfulness to His own covenant, God granted a way for the Israelites to remain His people. This is how we become acquainted with the Law of God. The Law was beautiful in its intentions. It was designed by God to…

  • The Goodness of God

      Before we can answer the question about why God is good, we first have to define what good is. Good simply put is defined to a standard of morality. Morality speaks volumes in our culture today, but is very limited to one realm, as we are (in our finite state, in human form). There is an end to morality, and it changes based on how we define its standard. What is moral to me is not defined the same way for others, and vice versa. Now that we know what man’s “good” looks like, it makes sense to learn about what God stands for and how He portrays His…