June 11, 2023
Pharisees, Lawlessness, Trial of Jesus

Was legalism really the sin of the Pharisees? 

In my previous post, I listed 23 characteristics of the Pharisees spelled out in the Gospels. Their true nature, collectively, was manipulative, vicious, authoritarian, and outright murderous. Jesus called them “children of [their] father, the devil.” For this reason, we should exercise caution before labeling fellow believers who disagree with our position, “Pharisees.” For while there are preachers and teachers with whom we would disagree, even strongly on particulars
December 12, 2022
He lives that death my die

A curious quickening and the freedom in dying

The Lord is infinitely good beyond the scope of our comprehension, even when the whole world is falling apart.  The grief and loss, if given to Him, He will not only share in with us, but He can redeem it to instigate in us a fire to see His word accomplish its purposes in tangible and expedient ways.