Why we need a new heart and a new spirit, and how to get them – Ezekiel 18, Part 5

Editor’s Note: I’m thankful to guest blogger Brandon Hershey for this week’s study of Ezekiel 18! In God’s words to the Jews in Ezekiel 18 (which we started studying here), God does not want to see us suffer the consequences of our sin. Instead, he wants to see us repent and live. Unlike the exilesContinue reading “Why we need a new heart and a new spirit, and how to get them – Ezekiel 18, Part 5”

How God can be both loving and just at the same time – Ezekiel 18, Part 4

Editor’s Note: I’m thankful to guest blogger Brandon Hershey for this week’s study of Ezekiel 18! How can God be both loving and just at the same time? Doesn’t it seem that his love will cancel out his justice, or that his justice will cancel out his love? As we continue studying Ezekiel 18, weContinue reading “How God can be both loving and just at the same time – Ezekiel 18, Part 4”

What actions are considered righteous? – Ezekiel 18, Part 3

Editor’s Note: I’m thankful to guest blogger Brandon Hershey for this week’s study of Ezekiel 18! How do you answer the question posed by the title of this post? One person’s view of righteousness might differ significantly from that of another. In America, righteousness is often viewed through whichever political lens a person holds. RepublicanContinue reading “What actions are considered righteous? – Ezekiel 18, Part 3”

Are you avoiding taking responsibility? – Ezekiel 18, Part 2

Editor’s Note: I’m thankful to guest blogger Brandon Hershey for this week’s study of Ezekiel 18! Do you have older siblings? I have older siblings who went to the same school that I did. Maybe you know the feeling of walking into class on the first day, and the teacher says to you, “Oh… yourContinue reading “Are you avoiding taking responsibility? – Ezekiel 18, Part 2”

Are you making excuses? – Ezekiel 18, Part 1

Editor’s Note: I’m thankful to guest blogger Brandon Hershey for this week’s study of Ezekiel 18! Do you ever make excuses to justify your behavior? We might make excuses to justify simple things in our lives like why we don’t eat better, or why we don’t exercise more, or why we speed, or maybe evenContinue reading “Are you making excuses? – Ezekiel 18, Part 1”