Two men are walking through an art gallery admiring a famous painting by Friedrich Moritz August Retzsch called, "Checkmate". In the painting, a man is playing chess with the devil. The devil is grinning ear-to-ear because he has the man cornered. The title of the painting, … [Read more...] about The King Has One More Move
Just a Thought
For better or worse, sometimes I only have a single, unqualified thought. This seemed as good a place as any to drop off some shareable quotes, poetry and a nuisance idea for those who need a shot.
The church I grew up in had a perpetual interest with what the bible calls, the "Last Day". Sermons, studies, and conversations were peppered with Final Judgement stories that were vivid enough to scare you, but also distant enough to be dismissed as soon as the meeting was … [Read more...] about Your Last Day
People have some odd ideas about hell. They picture little devils throwing parties that involve torturing individuals. But there will be no party in the lake of fire. A better description might be, “The place where you get everything you ever craved.... without the … [Read more...] about Chained to the Things We Love
Someone once said, that, "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." And I agree. But we must decide on whose shoulders that burden of proof lies. Here, we have the claims of scripture, grounded in history and fulfilled in time, about who Jesus is. God, Man, judge … [Read more...] about Extraordinary Evidence
We tend to have a petty view of sin. Not that we think too little of it, but that we think too much of it. We see our sin and see no hope. No hope of serving a God who smiles upon us. No hope of being in His company without experiencing His unhappy looks. You and I are sin … [Read more...] about The Sin Bearer