Sober-minded Ministry

Sober-minded Ministry

What does 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 teach about sober-mindedness?  It teaches us to think about what compels us or controls us—Is it the love of Christ, demonstrated by his bondage-destroying death and resurrection of sinners’ behalf OR is it something else, like:...
The Basis of God’s Forgiving Favor

The Basis of God’s Forgiving Favor

On what basis does David request the undeserved treatment, highlighted in Ps. 51:1?  Is it based on his repentance, his pretty good track record overall, his position in the kingdom?  It’s none of those things, rather it’s on the basis on God’s faithful, covenant...
Worship That is Commended by God

Worship That is Commended by God

Upon reading through passages like Psalm 50, the question is often raised: What are some indicators that one’s allegiance or worship or devotion to God is NOT merely lip service?  First of all, we come to God always from a disposition of being a receiver.  We must not...
Help When We Need It Most

Help When We Need It Most

In Psalm 46:1-7, the Psalmist puts forth that God is our refuge, strength and stronghold in order that we may not fear.  However, one of the implications is that no one learns the heights of the greatness of God’s power and protection in those ways until it is...