Theological Tensions: Repentance

There are many tension points in theology. One of those tension points is: Repentance. I grew up hearing preachers preach strongly that you must repent in order to be saved. In recent years, I have heard other preachers preach strongly that repentance is not needed for salvation. Some say that all you have to do…

Judah and Tamar – Genesis 38

  Genesis 38 is one of those passages of scripture that leaves us scratching our heads and wondering why it is even in the Bible. However, we must understand that all scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for us. The best way to approach this passage is to consider the purpose of the…

Making Jesus Known

Luke 2:16-17 says, “And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.” After the shepherds had the amazing encounter with the angels, they went to see Jesus for…

Facing the Truth – Acts 3:11-26

Facing the Truth – Acts 3:11-26 What is truth? Truth is reality. Truth is raw. Truth shows no partiality. There are two ideas concerning truth that people have. Some say that truth is relative, others say that truth is absolute. I believe the issue here has to do with properly defining what truth is. You…

Joy and Sorrow – Genesis 35:16-29

Life is filled with many ups and downs. You may experience great joy and tremendous sorrow in the same day or even in the same moment. Most everyone knows what it is like to hear good news and bad news in the same day. Most everyone knows what it is like to see both joy…