A Look at Hebrews 11 (1)

Hebrews 11 is one of those passages that everyone is familiar with and finds inspiration in. The standout stories there sweep across the biblical narrative from Abel to David to Daniel. They provide us with examples of the people of God rising to meet adversity, overcome obstacles, and conquer challenges due to their trust inContinue reading “A Look at Hebrews 11 (1)”

A Look at Hebrews 11 (2)

2. He points them to people. But if the past can be painfully instructive, it can also be powerfully inspiring. The writer’s history lesson isn’t about the average rainfall in the Mediterranean, the political structure they lived under, or the leading export. He wants to tell them about people. But not just any people. People likeContinue reading “A Look at Hebrews 11 (2)”

Waiting Or Walking?

I read a short story about a man in the basement of a building over one-hundred stories high. He was standing in front of a bank of elevators. The lights on them were flashing as they charted the floors the elevators were traveling to. And though they made frequent stops on the ground floor aboveContinue reading “Waiting Or Walking?”

Not To God

The book of Hebrews is much more a sermon than a letter. It is carefully crafted apologetic for Jesus Christ, consisting of well-reasoned arguments from the Old Testament punctuated by exhortations to its recipients to remain faithful to God by recapturing their confidence in Christ. And like most effective messages, it has some well-placed illustrations.Continue reading “Not To God”

Proceed And Be Bold (True Grit)

To become a citizen of the United States, you must do three things: apply for citizenship, pass a naturalization exam, and participate in an oath ceremony. There’s one more thing I think should be added to the list: you should have to watch at least one John Wayne movie. I think you could learn aContinue reading “Proceed And Be Bold (True Grit)”

Faith and Coming to God (1)

We cannot save ourselves! If we could be good enough to be good enough, there would be no need for a savior. But we can’t—we’ve all sinned and “fallen short” (Romans 3:23). We need someone to do for us what we are unable to do for ourselves. Having said that, it’s just as wrong toContinue reading “Faith and Coming to God (1)”

Why did Moses leave Egypt?

27 “But the man who was mistreating the other pushed Moses aside and said, ‘Who made you ruler and judge over us? 28 Are you thinking of killing me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?’ 29 When Moses heard this, he fled to Midian, where he settled as a foreigner and had two sons. (Stephen in Acts 7:27-29) 14 The man said, “WhoContinue reading “Why did Moses leave Egypt?”