A Divine Sequence Leading to Worship

“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? [15] And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, ‘How beautiful are the…

Everlasting Righteousness, Innocence and Blessedness

Martin Luther’s Small Catechism has a lot of memorable passages such as “What does this mean?” “We should fear and love God,” “This is most certainly true.” Young Lutherans as they go through their confirmation training have the privilege of memorizing portions of the Catechism. But the real power of Luther’s Small Catechism is that…

Putting God to the Test

In a recent post I wrote about the two ways Scripture uses the word tempt or test. When the Bible talks about the ways God tests our faith to make it stronger and when Scripture tells about the devil tempting us to sin, it uses the same word. In this post we will discuss how…

Strikingly Different Worldviews

The last segment of the video “Our Created Stars and Galaxies”, produced by the Creation Astronomy ministry, features a series of statements demonstrating the profoundly different worldviews of some scientists and the Bible. First there is this quote from scientist Steven Weinberg in 1993: “It is very hard to realize that this all is just…

Different Aspects of the Power of God’s Word

Genesis 3:1-21, Romans 5:12-19 and Matthew 4:1-11 are the appointed Scripture readings for the First Sunday in Lent this year. These readings show the power of God’s Word but in different ways. Genesis 3:1-21 is the story of Adam and Eve’s fall into sin. This fascinating story shows the power of God’s Word in a…