Examples of folk theology and how to avoid it – Ezekiel 13, Part 5

The snow was falling heavy, covering the road. A young man in my church was driving in the middle of the storm, lost control of his car, and it spun into a snowbank along the roadside. The car stopped with a thud. Breathing heavy, heart pounding, his hands tightly gripped the steering wheel. He lookedContinue reading “Examples of folk theology and how to avoid it – Ezekiel 13, Part 5”

Can Christians have false beliefs about God? – Ezekiel 13, Part 4

Is it possible in some way you might have a false belief about God? Maybe even in a very small way? I would like to suggest that not only is it possible for anyone, but that we would be wise to consider how it might be possible for us. As we saw in the previousContinue reading “Can Christians have false beliefs about God? – Ezekiel 13, Part 4”

Simon the Sorcerer vs the Holy Spirit – Acts 8:4-40, Part 3

There was a powerful man in Samaria. Simon the Sorcerer!  All week long we’ve been studying Acts 8:4-40, learning about how Christians should get woke like the early church. One of those earliest Christians, Philip, had traveled to Samaria and started demonstrating the power of the Holy Spirit. But there was already a man withContinue reading “Simon the Sorcerer vs the Holy Spirit – Acts 8:4-40, Part 3”

Can we learn God’s heart from a ritual for a dead body? [Crime & Punishment – Deuteronomy 21, part 3]

Imagine the scene. In ancient Israel, a murdered body is found in a field, and no one knows who committed the crime. Who should deal with the body, and how does God want the people to deal with the blood guilt? In this series we’ve been exploring the fascinating ritual God commands the people toContinue reading “Can we learn God’s heart from a ritual for a dead body? [Crime & Punishment – Deuteronomy 21, part 3]”