Category: Life in the Word

Christian LifeLife in the Word

Who Gets to Stay with God?

I was reading Psalm 15 and was struck by the question in verse one – “Who gets to stay with God and enjoy His presence?” Verses two through five answer that question in terms of outward behavior. The person who gets to enjoy God's presence must be a person who is marked by righteousness. The…

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Christian LifeLife in the Word

Speak Boldness to Your Soul

Why do you say such a thing? From time to time, we need to confront our soul with this question and bring it to hear God’s answer. In Isaiah 40, such a question erupted from the mouth of a nation wearied by its own sin, battered and bruised by the consequences of those sins, and…

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Christian LifeLife in the Word

A Man and His Faith

This is part two in a series on Gideon. See the first post. The story of Gideon in Judges 6-7 is a study in contrast around the theme of fear. For our fear-filled lives, we need to learn from the Gideon we see cowering in a wine press driven by the wrong kind of fear…

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Christian LifeLife in the WordMinistry Life

Holy Hearing

Here at Bob Jones University, we live our lives immersed in the Word of God. We hear about six sermons a week. In the average academic year, we will hear over 200 sermons, and in four years of college, a student hears over 800 messages! My suspicion is that in all of this hearing, we…

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