Seven Strengths of Amillennialism

I would rather be pelted by hard-boiled eggs in an ice storm than argue about eschatology (okay, that might be a stretch). Still, arguing end times is frustrating. Yet, I realize that developing a biblical and theologically informed view of the end times is good, healthy, and fruitful for me personally and the church at…

How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens

Michael Williams has authored a newly released book called How to Read the Bible Through the Jesus Lens. It walks through each book of the Bible in 4-5 pages and looks at the major points and themes of the book to show how everything points to Christ. Watch this 2-minute interview with Williams to hear more…

Give Them Jesus, Not Morality

Part 3 in a 4 part series. View series intro and index. If the whole Bible is about Jesus, then we must relate every Bible story, every character study, every thematic lesson to the person and work of Jesus. Also, we must present each story within the proper context in the drama of redemption. This is not…

Psalm 45 and Jesus

This is a love psalm for a royal wedding. The king is praised for his appearance and speech (v. 2), his military power (v. 3), and his work of justice (vv. 4-5). The psalm turns to God in verses 6-9 where God is praised because his throne is the perfect throne. God’s throne is “forever and…

Psalm 101 and Jesus

“A PSALM OF DAVID” means this is a royal psalm, a psalm about the place of the Davidic monarchy in God’s plan for his people. David writes about his commitment to faithful living before the Lord (vv. 1-4). David is to be the righteous one par excellence for the people of God. As king, David can proclaim that he…

Psalm 145 and Jesus

Psalm 145 is a celebration of the greatness of God.  In verses 1-3, David proclaims that he will bless God and worship him and praise him. Even though David proclaims that God is great, he can only know it partially for “his greatness is unsearchable” (v. 3).  In verses 4-7, David says that generations to come…