Tag Archives: Hebrews 1:1–2

The Astonishing Gift

The Astonishing Gift

I am the Word that became flesh. I have always been, and I will always be. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. As you think about Me as a baby, born in Bethlehem, do not lose sight of My divinity. This baby who grew

No Merit of My Own

Look closely, phrase by phrase, at the implications of this pivotal statement: But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. — Romans 3:21-22 “But now… is

Preaching the Gospel: It’s All About Jesus and His Sacrifice

Some years ago I made my own careful study of Gospel preaching in the New Testament. I was convicted and humbled. As a result, I wanted to destroy many of my past sermons. Many of my early sermons were a “Moses/Jesus” gospel — mixing legalism from the Old Testament with the grace of the New

Proverbs

Discovering Jesus in Old Testament Proverbs

The book of Proverbs is the Old Testament’s Twitter. After some introductory chapters that present wisdom’s beauty, benefits, and beckonings, we encounter hundreds and hundreds of Tweets – short, pithy, and memorable statements and observations that communicate the most profound theological and practical truths. But can Jesus be found in these Tweets? It wasn’t immediately obvious to me, and it wasn’t

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