All tagged Theology

On the Simplicity of Gospel Exposition

One thing among many that I am currently in the midst of learning is that there is a grave difference between writing well and speaking well. Which is to say, just because something flows nicely in the written word does not necessarily (and I would say, very often it does not) translate smoothly to the spoken word. It’s no secret that I love writing and have found it to be an incredible avenue in which to grow my faith.

The Cataclysmic Comfort of King Christ: A Sermon from Revelation 1

Sermons from the Book of Revelation tend to make me nervous. I squirm in my pew when I hear the words, “Turn in your Bible to the Book of Revelation.” This is usually because the speaker is about to “impress” with their eschatological knowledge and expertise. However, such trepidation at Revelation is unfounded, and such eschatological dot-connecting superfluous when you consider the first five words of the entire book.

When Esau Was a Type of Christ

Typology in Scripture is not a term or concept most Christians are familiar with. David Murray, in his book, Jesus on Every Page, defined typology as “the study of how God used pictures to teach His people . . . It’s a kind of visual theology. God pictured the truth to preach the truth.”

Sinners in the Hands of a Happy God: A Sermon from 1 Timothy 1

In 1741, one of the most famous sermons in American history was published, that being Jonathan Edwards’s sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.” For better or for worse, though, this sermon remains one of the most famous and widely recognized sermons of all time. Most of the time, though, it is misremembered and misunderstood. The only colloquial knowledge many have is the title and the fact that God is angry with us. It begs the question, then, is that really who God is?

Books I Read in 2016

It’s now 2017. The year 2016 has come and gone. I can’t believe I’m even writing that sentence, yet here we are. What a rollercoaster it was. An election year, one in which the media cycle was more annoying than in recent memory.

Our Better, Happy Father: A Sermon from 1 Timothy 1

We all have different relationships with our fathers. Some hate their fathers; others have fathers they adore. Some are absent; others are lovingly present. There’s beauty and brokenness in every home, especially when it comes to dads. Unfortunately, we’ve ascribed much of our own interactions and feelings and emotions we have for our dads to our Heavenly Father. But God is a much better, truer father.