What is redemption? Graeme Goldsworthy defines redemption this way: “God’s act of releasing his people from an alien power and of bringing them to freedom so they can live as his people.” We all need redemption from the curse and condemnation of sin. In his book, Redemption, Mike Wilkerson writes: “We all need redemption from […]

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Genesis 1-12 – Covenant of Grace

The first chapters in the book of Genesis clearly display how sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned (Romans 5:12). Mankind was separated from God and without hope in this world. But in these same chapters we learn that God […]

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Genesis 1-3 – Imago Dei

Where do we turn to answer life’s ultimate questions? One of the most common world-views of our day, existentialism, teaches that all meaning and purpose originates from the individual. If that is true we should set out to answer life’s most important questions by looking inside. Deepak Chopra proposes that “all the great spiritual guides” […]

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Genesis 1 – Origins

Jean-Paul Sartre defines “existentialism” as the philosophical perspective that all meaning and purpose originates from the individual. This is one of the predominate beliefs of our day. We hear this belief articulated in words like self-realization, self-actualization, self-exploration, and so on. Deepak Chopra encourages his followers to “go inside of themselves” arguing: “All the great spiritual […]

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Be Constant in Prayer – Mark 10:46-52

Jesus is the Son of David – The rescuing king, who gives mercy to all who ask. Why did Bartimaeus call out to Jesus for mercy? He recognized truth about himself – had a great need for God’s mercy. He was blind. He recognized truth about Jesus. He is the rescuing king who gives mercy […]

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