Jesus’ Secret

She was guilty. No doubt about it. She was caught in the very act. They dragged her out of bed, half-naked, head hung, ashamed. She was a pawn in their twisted game. This angry mob demanded justice. She was an adulterer. The law was clear, she deserved stoning. She deserved an horrific, embarrassing, shameful death. What would this Jesus do? If He were truly a prophet, if He were truly...

Not a Requirement but a Response

God gave his people a set of rules to live by. Ultimately, these rules were for their benefit. But instead of these rules leading to godly living, it led to a cycle of: sin-punishment-repentance-forgiveness-restoration-repeat. It was a vicious cycle. Finally, God said in his frustration through the prophet Micah, “Listen, I don’t want Your burnt offerings. I don’t want your rivers of oil. I’m not asking you to sacrifice your...

Blinded by the Light

For most of my life, I read the Bible through the lens that God was angry and ready to smite me. But as I now read the Bible through the lens of His grace, I see things totally different. For instance, I have always thought God struck Paul with blindness during his Damascus Road experience. But in rereading that story this morning in the light of Grace, I come to...