Deuteronomy 2-3; Luke 15; Job 31 Luke 15 1 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” Jesus responds to this indictment with three of the most remarkable parables: The Lost Sheep, The […]

June 3, 2024

Redefining Holiness: How Jesus Embraces Sinners and Shatters Religious Boundaries

Genesis 1-2; Mark 1; Job 1 I’ve been rethinking my theology lately, looking at my life and considering the outcome of faith that I see in others. I’ve been listening to and reading different schools of thought, experiencing a good shaking. With all these new thoughts, I’ve been considering the term “holiness.” We know our […]

April 29, 2024

Embracing Holiness: Discovering God in Relationship

Ezekiel 17-18; Ephesians 1; Proverbs 22 Today, I come bearing only good news! The Gospel of Jesus is purely good news for those being saved. Let’s focus on Jesus today. His face shines like the sun at its full strength. Just look at Him! If we truly see the glory of this Gospel we proclaim, […]

March 28, 2024

Beholding Is Becoming: The Transformative Power of Gazing on Christ

Devotional Guest Post: Blake Hodge Nehemiah 12-13; 2 Corinthians 5; Proverbs 13 Thoughts from Nehemiah 12 & 13: If we were being honest, we see a list of names in Scripture and we often gloss over it. They are usually names we can’t pronounce, and we are so removed from their stories, that we use […]

March 18, 2024

From Ruins to Revival: Embracing God’s Transformative Work in Our Lives

Leviticus 18-19; Matthew 28; Psalm 124 If we allow God to define God, and we probably should, our understanding of the call – the clear command of God – will come into a different focus. Look at this: Leviticus 19 1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to all the congregation of […]

February 1, 2024

Redefining Holiness: A Bold Take on Leviticus 19 and Living a Holy Life