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Glory in the Manger

Glory in the Manger Like anything that involves a baby, the focus here isn’t the angels, the shepherds, even Mary and Joseph; all our attention should be on this baby. “And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known…

Everything for His Glory

“For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36 ESV) “Everything to Him” Means Everything Matters Everything is part of the everything that is from God, the everything that is through God, the everything that is for God. It means everything in this creation…

Our Incomprehensible God

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?” For from him and through…

This (Israel) Looks Like That (Me)

Israel: an eternal monument to God’s magnificent mercy “For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy” (Romans 11:30 ESV). “For just…

If You Continue: How God Keeps Us Saved

“Then you will say, ‘Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.’ That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. Note then the kindness and…

Grafted by Grace, Branches by Faith

“If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive…

God Will Never Reject His People

“I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know what the Scripture says of Elijah, how he appeals to God against Israel? “Lord, they have killed your…