Redeem the Time

See that you live with care. Do not live foolishly but wisely. Redeem the time because we live in evil days. (Ephesians 5:15-16) What does it mean to redeem the time? Redemption speaks of purchasing something out of one use for another use. The sinner is redeemed out of slavery to sin to live in…… Continue reading Redeem the Time

Unjustly Condemned?

Modern justice views the justness of condemnation as directly related to the ability of the individual to choose a course of action. Children are not usually considered responsible for crimes they may commit because they are unable to fully understand the consequences of their actions. Those with biological mental disorders are generally punished less harshly…… Continue reading Unjustly Condemned?


In John 5 Jesus makes a mind-blowing statement. The gospel of John is full of mind-blowing statements by Jesus, so that opening line is more dramatic than informative. Jesus says in John 5:19, “the Son can do nothing of Himself.” He then repeats that declaration in verse 30, “I can of Myself do nothing.” Jesus…… Continue reading Helpless

Sell it All

The story of the rich young ruler is troubling. (Mark 10:17-25) This man who possessed youth, wealth and power came to Jesus and asked, “What shall I do to inherit eternal life.” Jesus challenged him by saying, “Why do you call me good. No one is good, but One, that is God.” Jesus then gave…… Continue reading Sell it All

Dwelling in Unity

Till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:13 “Oneness in Christ as a Body fitly framed together is what is portrayed. How is this perfect unity reached?…… Continue reading Dwelling in Unity