In the past few months I’ve been in the midst of a job transition which has taken up most of my free time so I haven’t been able to post recently. But I think this remarkable video taken last week at the dedication of a new meeting hall for a local church will make up for it. Listen to Hank Hanegraaff, the host of the nationally syndicated “Bible Answer Man” radio program and president of the Christian Research Institute, speak about Watchman Nee and his “wasting” his life for the Lord Jesus (Matt. 26:8). According to Hank, perhaps the two greatest minds to have ever come out of China are Confucius and Watchman Nee.
For the first part of this year, my small group will be reviewing selected parables and illustrations from the Gospel of Luke during our weekly Friday night meetings. This series of posts will be a summary of some, but certainly not all, of the highlights.
The first group of parables we considered were in Luke 5:36-38:
And He also spoke a parable to them: No one tears a patch from a new garment and puts it on an old garment; otherwise, he will tear the new garment, and also the patch from the new will not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the new wine will burst the wineskins, and it will be poured out and the wineskins will be ruined; but new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. Read the rest of this entry
Making my way through the Minor Prophets as part of my year-end Bible reading schedule, I came across this previously unnoticed but indescribably sweet verse, which is a most fitting coda to my previous posts on the word of the cross:
And someone will say to Him, What are these wounds between Your arms? And He will say, Those with which I was wounded in the house of those who love Me. (Zech. 13:6) Read the rest of this entry
In a few days I will be participating in a Christian conference on the topic of “The Word of the Cross”. The title is directly taken from 1 Corinthians 1:18:
For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.