Do black lives “matter”? John 3:16 is answer enough. Selah. But John 3:16 demonstrates something infinitely more “dope” than any particular cultural movement. This verse reveals that ultimately, Jesus matters…the One who demonstrated that the pinnacle of the human condition is suffering to the glory of God. Contrary to the culture of His day, the…Read More
He Opened Not His Mouth
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7) Isaiah uses the phrase “he opened not his mouth” twice in this sentence, and I…Read More
Are Christ’s Afflictions Lacking?
Are Christ’s Afflictions Lacking? Colossians 1:24: ” Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church” In a previous post, I explained that God grants us suffering, thereby blessing us greatly.…Read More
Bearing your Cross: A Four-Part Pattern
The cross is ever before the believer, beckoning the us to share in the sufferings of Christ. At times, life will feature unfairness, personality differences, differences of opinion and situational miscalculation. You, the believer, will be on the receiving end and wonder why you deserve such treatment. In this moment, the cross of Christ is…Read More