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Elijah, Mt. Carmel, and the Still, Small Voice

I spend the majority of my time in Bible study re-learning things I thought I knew, and this is especially the case in the Old Testament. I’ve written before of the story of King David and how I learned that he wasn’t the paragon of virtue I was taught that he was. In the same way, the prophet Elijah isn’t without his flaws. The real point is, if we don’t see these men as flawed, we miss the real point of their stories. 

This is Our Story: An Overview of Redemptive History

We Americans don’t gather around the fire and hear grandpa tell us our story anymore and that makes us feel “free” to create our own. But with that freedom comes ignorance and confusion. We’ve forgotten our True story, and it’s my constant passion to call people to the fire to hear the way things really are.

King David Wasn't Who You Think He Was

The books of Samuel tell a disastrous story about two kings of Israel (Saul and David) whose struggles define the trajectory of a nation. I think David is less the hero we think he is and more of a broken man, struggling to find his place in relation to the Sovereignty of God. Something we can all identify with, no doubt.

You Have an Obligation: Hebrews 5:11-14

The overall theme of Hebrews is the supremacy of Christ, but it isn't just that. It isn't a showroom where we are to come in and marvel at the glory of Christ as if in a museum, displayed behind bulletproof glass. We are to marvel at His wonderful work of mediation, to draw near to God, to meditate on Christ, to engage our minds in spiritual growth. In a word, we are to use the gifts Christ has given us and experience God because of the work He accomplished.