Theology For Life

Prosperity or Idolatry

Is God opposed to prosperity? Where is the line between being grateful for the gifts He's given us and idolatry? Sometimes God offers prosperity as a blessing for faithfulness (remember Solomon?), and often it comes as a result of hard, honest work. It is certainly...

Advice for Singles on Loneliness

We're not to be pitied. If we feel sorry for ourselves, others will feel sorry for us. If we recognize that we have a unique opportunity—the advantages of being able to serve the church, and if we're filled with gratitude for this opportunity and season—then others...

The Vicious Cycle of Idolatry and Loneliness

Our conscience is the first tip-off. Do we have freedom in our conscience to indulge in whatever we're doing? Do we have regret after indulging in it? Most people can sense when they've crossed a line. Sometimes we blur those lines due to repetitive use of something...

Idolatry and Sexual Sin

“Say to wisdom, ‘You are my sister’, and call insight your intimate friend, to keep you from the...

Jesus, Our Great Intercessor

Jesus, Our Great Intercessor

There are many wonderful works Jesus did for His people. Jesus said that He came in His incarnation “[not] to be served but to serve and give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Jesus gave Himself for His people. He lived the life we could not live, and He...

The Unfolding of the Gospel in Hebrews

The Unfolding of the Gospel in Hebrews

The book of Hebrews unfolds the gospel in at least five ways: it shows the connection between Christ’s person and His work, shows His superiority to Old Testament persons and institutions, underscores humanity’s need for redemption, warns of apostasy, and exhorts...

Our Better Hope: Eight Priestly Comforts for Times of Need

Our Better Hope: Eight Priestly Comforts for Times of Need

It was a heartbreaking sight. The wild turkey had dashed onto the road, frantically scurrying its skinny legs in a sprint for its life as a line of cars came barreling head-on. As I drove on a narrow, two-lane country road, I had enough distance to slow down and let...

Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Perseverance and the High Priestly Ministry of Jesus

Jesus has entered the heavenly sanctuary on our behalf. He has gone there as forerunner, a designation found only here in the New Testament, but which appears in a variety of athletic and military contexts of the Hellenistic world. In Hebrews, where the term is...