God’s Love Through Paul’s Eyes

First Corinthians 13 has been called the chapter of love. It contains beautiful and poetic language regarding the nature of love. As I have read it this week, I found myself struck by the opening verses of that passage. There is something in the way that Paul instructs the Corinthian church that deeds without proper motive are vacuous and utterly worthless efforts. At first it … Continue reading God’s Love Through Paul’s Eyes

The Epistle of Joy and A Theology of Suffering

In the first chapter of Paul’s letter to the Philippians there is an interesting dichotomy developing. Paul gave thanks for what God was doing in his life and in the life of the believers in Philippi. He then turns his attention to what is happening to him. And what is that? He is in prison because of his preaching of the Gospel. He is doing exactly what … Continue reading The Epistle of Joy and A Theology of Suffering

Romans Series (Pt. 3) – Romans 1:16-17

Paul’s Confession (1:16-17) In these two verses we find one of the greatest confessions of what the Gospel is and what it is designed to do.  This is not an overstatement of the Gospels intended purpose. Nor is it an exaggeration that Paul wanted the Romans to understand that the Gospel, by design, was intended to be the means through which people are regenerated and … Continue reading Romans Series (Pt. 3) – Romans 1:16-17