All Things New: Redemption & New Mercy

Friends, this is the manuscript for a sermon I wrote about three years ago. Interestingly, I had gone to a Stephen Curtis Chapman concert and a song he sang–or maybe the record he was selling–had something to do with all things being made new. The song inspired me to search a little deeper these things… Continue reading All Things New: Redemption & New Mercy

Where it All Went Wrong

90 Days with Scripture Week 1: September 28, 2008 Genesis 3:1-24:  When Everything Went Wrong Introduction 1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The… Continue reading Where it All Went Wrong

Someone Who is Delusional

Friends, Scientific Americanhas published the most ridiculous essay by Michael Shermer publisher of Skeptic. He has published 6 reasons why Conservative Christians should just accept Darwinian evolution. They are: 1. Evolution fits well with good theology. 2. Creationism is bad theology. 3. Evolution explains original sin and the Christian model of human nature. 4. Evolution… Continue reading Someone Who is Delusional

A Final Thought For Tonight: Creation, Meaning, Redemption

Friends, I’d like to leave you this evening with two thoughts concerning the creation of the Word by God through Christ. The first, is that in Jesus, we have hope, meaning, and purpose in life: 17Since you call on a Father who judges each man’s work impartially, live your lives as strangers here in reverent… Continue reading A Final Thought For Tonight: Creation, Meaning, Redemption

Leon Morris on the Cost of Our Redemption

Friends, I’ve been reading from Leon Morris’ great work on the cross, The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross. On page 40 he writes, Our redemption was not purchased cheaply. This thought is to be discerned in the statement that ‘it became him…in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect… Continue reading Leon Morris on the Cost of Our Redemption