Victims of Victory: The Prosperity Gospel’s Trail of Tears


1 & 2 Corinthians, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2, & 3 John, Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, The Gospel

Victory is a biblical word and an especially exciting word for those in the prosperity “gospel” community.  In their defense, victory is a rich biblical theme.  We indeed have victory through and because of Jesus.  Scripture is quite clear about that. “…but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus […]

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September 20, 2014

How Can a Sinless God Sympathize with Guilty People?


1 & 2 Corinthians, Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, Galatians, Matthew, The Gospel, Theology

As part of God’s sanctifying providence Christians must endure difficult seasons of frustration. Some will be brief and others lengthy, but they will all test our affections and whittle away our worldliness. Our questions will not always be about God’s power or authority but about his care. Will he indeed mend the wounds he is […]

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September 9, 2014

The Church Isn’t a Commodity


1 & 2 Corinthians, Church Life, Psalms, Romans

Bonhoeffer captured the heart of the royal priesthood (1 Pt 2.9): The Christian needs another Christian who speaks God’s Word to him.  He needs him again and again when he becomes uncertain and discouraged, for by himself he cannot help himself without belying the truth.  He needs his brother man as a bearer and proclaimer […]

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December 8, 2012