Doing It By The Book

Have you ever seen the previews to a movie, gotten all excited about it, then watched the movie and walked away disappointed because it wasn’t anything like what the previews suggested? Welcome to the club. I suppose the people who put the previews together could tell you they were just doing their job (which isContinue reading “Doing It By The Book”

Your Texts and Your Bible

Imagine someone with access to all of the texts you have ever written. They’ve gathered them together and bound them into a book which they go around sharing with others. Only they rarely ever read a complete text — instead, they usually just quote a few sentences here and there. The quotations are accurate, butContinue reading “Your Texts and Your Bible”

A Sense Of The Sacred

Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces (Matthew 7:6). Jesus’ words are commonly understood to mean that His disciples are to show discernment in who they share the glorious good newsContinue reading “A Sense Of The Sacred”

How Often Should We Take The Lord’s Supper?

How often should disciples take the Lord’s Supper? We have several passages of Scripture that address this question, but none do so absolutely or exhaustively. Nonetheless, if we patiently work with these texts, we will end up with a more than satisfactory answer to our question. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians is a goodContinue reading “How Often Should We Take The Lord’s Supper?”

2 Peter 3–End of the World? (1)

I purchased a Jaguar several years ago. Perhaps it was a mid-life crisis kind of thing, I’m not sure. Anyway, I didn’t take it to church on Sundays or Wednesday nights so most of the members where I preached weren’t aware that I had it. At home, I always put it in the garage—I neverContinue reading “2 Peter 3–End of the World? (1)”