Jude 17-23 – Remaining in the Love of God

“O beloved! I implore you by the love of God, and by the love of your own souls, be faithful unto death. Do you have difficulties? You must conquer them. Hannibal crossed the Alps, for his heart was full of fury against Rome; and you must cross the Alps of difficulty, for I trust your […]

Posted on: July 28, 2016 - 10:00PM

Jude 4-16 – The Holiness of God in Judging Sin

To be a human being who sins against God is not merely to make a mistake or to mess up. To sin against God is to willfully, knowingly declare independence from your Creator, to declare that you want God to be unthroned, to declare that you want to be god in his place, to commit […]

Posted on: July 21, 2016 - 10:23PM

Jude 1-4 – Contending for the Faith

Sometimes the word faith is used for the feeling of trust in Christ. Other times, as here, it is used for the truths we believe about the one we trust. Sometimes it is necessary to stress that Christianity is primarily a relationship with Jesus rather than a set of ideas about Jesus. The reason we […]

Posted on: July 14, 2016 - 10:00PM

2 Timothy 4:16-18 – Life and Death

Jesus died.  Death is destroyed.  Satan, the one who holds the power of death, is destroyed.  Death and sin no longer have mastery.  Death cannot separate us from the love of God.  This is why the gospel, when it is properly understood, floods a man with such delight and boldness in the face of death.  […]

Posted on: July 1, 2016 - 7:31AM