The “No” That Is A “Yes!”

In Titus 2:11-14, Paul is discussing the grace of God that has appeared and offers salvation to all. Of course, it has “appeared” in the person and work of Jesus Christ. His appearance changed history, it split time in two, and it continues to transform the world one person at a time. But not onlyContinue reading “The “No” That Is A “Yes!””

Godliness And Baseball Gloves

The words godliness and godly are found 25 times in the New Testament with 11 of those occurrences being in Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus. That’s a high concentration and out of proportion with the words’ infrequent usage in the rest of the NT. In fact, when the words are used, they tend toContinue reading “Godliness And Baseball Gloves”

Faith And The Flesh

Many of us have seen the commercials advertising DNA kits that can be purchased for under $100. We’re told if we’ll spit into a tube or swab the inside of our cheek, they’ll tell us if we’re 13% Tanzanian, 12% Cherokee or 14% Belgian—or all of the above! It’s presented in a here’s-the-truth-that-will-transform-your-life sort ofContinue reading “Faith And The Flesh”