'King David' Tagged Posts

'King David' Tagged Posts

OUR SUBSTITUTE

Our old teachers spoke often about “the vicarious atonement.”  We got it, because they explained it.    Churchy words such as, “justification” (to declare not guilty), or “redemption” (to be ransomed by the blood of Christ when we were held hostage by sin, death and hell), or “reconciliation” (that God made friends of us when we were His declared enemies) –…

ADVENT’S UNSCRUPULOUS INVITATION

First, some dictionary definitions: “Scruples” –  doubts or hesitation about doing or allowing something because of conscience or principles.   “Scrupulous” – having scruples; being principled, very conscientious and exacting, strictly honest or honorable.”    “Unscrupulous” – you guessed it – without moral scruples or qualms of conscience.” C.S. Lewis once said that…

THE GREAT SIMPLIFIER

People sometimes complain that the Bible is too difficult, that they can’t understand it.  Certainly, like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it. It does take faithful Bible reading habits to connect some of the dots, to see sinful man and a sinless Christ in the ceremonies and sacrifices of Leviticus, to get a handle on the numerous kings of Judah and…

CASE HISTORIES

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” is the old saying.   Jesus painted pictures with words themselves.  He not only told us to love our neighbor. He painted a picture of what this means with a parable, a story about a good Samaritan (Luke 10). He not only told us that God is a gracious Father who wants His wayward sons and daughters to repent and return to Him.  He…

CHRIST THE KING

Today is the final Sunday of the Christian Church year, sometimes called Christ the King Sunday.   We find ourselves fittingly aware of the last days.  We know the King is coming soon, but we are not given to forecast the day or the hour. For most of us – especially for us Americans – maybe it’s a challenge to identify with Jesus as our King.    After all, we don’t have…