Be Careful How You Intercede in Prayer
Don Carson reminds us not to go to the extreme of believing we can so influence God in prayer that we turn him into a genie of our own making: The…extreme begins with the slogan, “Prayer changes things.” Petitionary prayer is everything. This means that if people die and go to hell, it is because…
The Gospel According to Isaiah
Some have called Isaiah the “fifth gospel” because it is so blatantly clear about the coming Messiah. It was written before the gospel narratives in the New Testament, so perhaps it’s not “fifth” in order. Perhaps a better name could have been given. Nevertheless, Isaiah preaches the gospel of Jesus, and it couldn’t be more…
What Does it Look Like to Wrestle with God?
I wrote an article last week (Tuesday, November 20) about Jacob wrestling with the Lord. During that event, Jacob wouldn’t let go of God until he was blessed. God then proceeded to break his hip–quite the blessing! Then, in due time, God did bless Jacob in a real, genuine way. Jacob walked away a changed…