In the second half of Galatians 1 Paul asserts the God-givenness of his Gospel. The bare Gospel that Paul preaches is from God and therefore needs no further refinement or augmentation by humans. This is God’s good news first and foremost.
If we want to be plain spoken and unconcerned with pleasing men in the Pauline sense, what that means for us is that we should be bold in proclaiming the good news that Jesus has died for our sins and has been raised from the dead for our salvation.
A devotional I wrote to go along with the Genesis 1 creation story. May be part of a book in development. “In the beginning, God made the heavens and the earth” - Gen. 1:1 From the very beginning, God has been the central actor in all of creation. Unlike creation stories from other ancient Near…
The following is a sermon I presented to the First Pentecostal Church of Crosby (Crosby, TX) on August 10, 2014. (more…)
I’m more and more convinced that a place of despair and uncertainty is precisely where our relationship with God grows the closest and strongest. And what’s more, the growth in that relationship is not simply one-directional, meaning it is not simply our faith in God that grows.