Cosmic Geography

Oct. 14, 2018 by

Over the past couple of weeks we have been stacking layers of the supernatural worldview of the scriptures in order to build an understanding of what is happening in the unseen realm and how it affects our thinking as Christians

Supernatural Rebellion

Oct. 7, 2018 by

Last week we drew a line between the gods of the nations and the sons of God. The term ‘sons’ emphasizes that these divine beings are not gods in the same sense that the Lord is God. Rather, they are

God and the Divine Creation

Sep. 30, 2018 by

Psalm 82(ESV) — A Psalm of Asaph. God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Give justice

Believing the Bible

Sep. 23, 2018 by

The Western world has been governed by science and reason for a long time. We look to nature and logic to determine truth, because there are laws that govern the universe. If we can observe it or calculate it or

God’s Full Possession

Sep. 16, 2018 by

“Your words against me are harsh,” says the Lord. Yet you ask, “What have we spoken against you?” You have said: “It is useless to serve God. What have we gained by keeping his requirements and walking mournfully before the Lord of Armies? So now we consider

Halfhearted Gifts

Sep. 9, 2018 by

“Since the days of your fathers, you have turned from my statutes; you have not kept them. Return to me, and I will return to you,” says the Lord of Armies. Yet you ask, “How can we return?” “Will a man rob God? Yet you are

Full Love Requires Justice

Sep. 2, 2018 by

Malachi 2:17-3:5 Christian Standard Bible (CSB) You have wearied the Lord with your words. Yet you ask, “How have we wearied him?” When you say, “Everyone who does what is evil is good in the Lord’s sight, and he is delighted with them, or else

Halfhearted Marriages

Aug. 26, 2018 by

Malachi 2:10-17 CSB Don’t all of us have one Father? Didn’t one God create us? Why then do we act treacherously against one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers? Judah has acted treacherously, and a detestable act has been done in Israel and in Jerusalem.

Halfhearted Preachers

Aug. 19, 2018 by

Malachi 2:1-9 ESV 2 “And now, O priests, this command is for you. 2 If you will not listen, if you will not take it to heart to give honor to my name, says the Lord of hosts, then I will send the curse upon you and I

Wholehearted Gifts

Aug. 12, 2018 by

Malachi 1:6-14 CSB 6 “A son honors his father, and a servant his master. But if I am a father, where is my honor? And if I am a master, where is your fear of me? says the Lord of Armies to you priests,

The Whole Love of God

Aug. 5, 2018 by

Malachi 1:1-5 CSB 1 A pronouncement: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. 2 “I have loved you,” says the Lord. Yet you ask, “How have you loved us?” “Wasn’t Esau Jacob’s brother?” This is the Lord’s declaration. “Even so, I loved Jacob, 3 but I hated Esau. I turned

Holy Things: Fellowship

Jul. 29, 2018 by

We’re finishing up our entire series on Holy Things today. We’ve talked through the Holy Things of God. We’ve talked about living a holy life, and now we’re finishing with Practices of Holy People. Our first practices were prayer, giving,