The Trinity – 1 John 4

This is the most succinct presentation of the Trinity that I’ve found in the Bible. (1 John 4:13-15) By this we know that we abide in Him and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. 14 We have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son to be the…

Paul (Chief of Sinners) Model Christian

Abraham, Moses, Jacob, and other Old Testament patriarchs all point forward to Jesus.  None is greater than Jesus and in fact the argument is made (by Paul) that none is greater than John the Baptist because he clears the path for Jesus.  The New Testament, therefore is rightly devoted to Jesus Christ and his life,…

The Gospels

Just finished reading Acts but it occurs to me that I never wrote about the Gospels.  And how does one even begin to write about the Gospels without feeling completely inadequate?  God, in the flesh, walking among men, dying for our sins, rising again, changing the world forever. I guess the thing that kept coming…

Minor Prophets

Winding down on the end of the Old Testament with the minor prophets.  Just finished Jonah – a wonderful little book that has depth (pun intended) beyond the children’s stories we read to our kids. Amazing that we as a Church spend 75% of our time in the New Testament (and maybe Genesis) but 75% of the…

Bible In A Year Check-In (August)

Just wanted to check in and state that I’m right on track for finishing the Bible in a year. Clearly this blog has been shuffled down to the lower end of my priorities, but I’m not going to be “that guy” that apologizes about not updating his blog – as if all 3 (or so)…