Transforming the Natural into the Spiritual

How amazing the Resurrection will be!  That moment when the truly transforming power of God completes the work and changes the natural into the spiritual.  That day when the reality we cannot presently see becomes every bit as natural to us as the world we presently see.  Both are real, but one is hidden in […]

June 20, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Resurrection and to Each its Own

I don’t know about you, but I wonder sometimes what the post-resurrection me will look like.  No, I’m not thinking you’re wondering about me and my body, but have you ever thought about you and yours?  To each its own? Let’s continue our look at What it Means to Be Resurrected and a study of […]

June 10, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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The Unavoidable Fact of Death Before Resurrection

By its definition, resurrection requires death first.  Given that death is a guarantee—your chances of dying are 100% if Jesus doesn’t preempt it by His return—resurrection changes the whole human trajectory.  The unavoidable fact of death (something even non-Christians believe is real) testifies to the truth of God’s existence and God’s law.  It transports every […]

June 7, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Social Gospel and the Resurrection

Ya’ hang around bad theology long enough and you’ll adopt it.  It’s as simple as that.  And many people you’d otherwise respect in prominent evangelical and “mainstream” Christendom are leading the pack.  Today’s Social Gospel preachers are turning a culturally relevant theology into a culturally based theology.  What’s the difference, you ask?  A culturally relevant […]

June 4, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Resurrection Rules For Living Tomorrow

You may have heard the phrases, “Eat, drink, and be merry” or “Life’s short, eat dessert first” or “Life stinks then you die.”  All of those buy into modern ideas that human beings are no different than leaves on the forest floor.  We have a season of life, living for today, and then we return […]

May 28, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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The Final Authority for the Resurrection

Continuing my thinking about What It Means to Be Resurrected and a sovereign God as a final authority, I was remembering a time in seminary when one of my professors talked about being in college and his roommate asked, “Hey Dude, do you think God could create a rock so big He couldn’t lift it? […]

May 25, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Resurrection Hope Because Death Stinks

Death stinks. I’ve been thinking a lot about death lately. So when Facebook reminds Seminary Gal “It’s been a while since your readers have heard from you,” I wonder if you’d all think “Just as well” so long as this is where my mind is. My mind has been pondering death in part because our […]

May 23, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Firstfruits of the Resurrection

When we left off with the Apostle Paul’s legal case for the Resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15, he drew the inevitable conclusions from the false assertion of the Corinthian Resurrection-denyers.  Paul logically concluded that if Jesus was not raised from the dead, all who proclaim that He was are not only being deceived and deceivers, […]

May 14, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Resurrection: Rock Solid or Futile Faith?

In every generation, there is a hunger to know fact from fiction … an intrinsic need to have something reliable-rock solid-on which to take a stand.  Something … somewhere … worth believing in.  Something worth dying for.                       Today, the Apostle Paul demonstrates that his hands may have been a tentmaker’s but his heart belonged to […]

May 9, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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The Powerful Working of God’s Grace

Do you know the powerful working of God’s grace in your life? Paul did.   But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them– yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me. […]

May 2, 2017 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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