Denny’s Blog 2016-10-29T15:10:43-04:00

How God Promises to Use the Sabbath

The Fourth Commandment begins with this positive requirement, “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy” (Exodus 20:8). You ought to sanctify the Sabbath; you ought to set it aside for the purposes of God. What are God’s purposes for the Sabbath? The Sabbath reminds [...]

By | March 18th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Trust the LORD and He will Acquit You

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. So, said Isaac Newton in his third law of motion. When air is compressed by the fans in a jet engine, mixed with jet fuel, and then ignited, it blasts with explosive thrust out the [...]

By | March 11th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Idolatry, Jealousy, Covenant Solidarity

You are not to make, worship, or serve idols. Why? God gives the answer in Exodus 20:5-6. “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who [...]

By | March 4th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Corruptible gods or Incorruptible Christ

During my college days, I went to my dorm room one evening to find a group of classmates sitting in a circle on the floor. There was the scent of incense in the air and a miniature Buddha in the center of the circle. “What [...]

By | February 25th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

A Shot Across the Bow of Our Ship of State

Last time, we discussed two principles for understanding the Ten Commandments. First, God gives His law to us as redeemed people. For Christians, the law is not a way to life. It is a way of life. This includes continually driving us back to Christ. [...]

By | February 18th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

God’s Gift in the Ten Commandments

We were stopped at a traffic light while driving through Colorado Springs, Colorado. The bumper sticker on the back of the car in front of us asked a simple question. “What would happen if everyone told the truth?” With a laugh, I repeated the question, [...]

By | February 11th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Against Such, There is No Law

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23, italics added). There is no law against these specific fruit of the Spirit and other like fruit. This means several things. [...]

By | February 4th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Exercise Self-Control!

Self-control is the final fruit in Paul’s list (Galatians 5:23). It is a virtue. You have strength or power over your desires, passions, and appetites. You do not run out of control. The apostle helps us understand the concept in 1 Corinthians 9:25. “Everyone who [...]

By | January 28th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Gentleness: Precious in God’s Sight

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness...” (Galatians 5:22-23). The words in which we are interested are gentleness, gentle, and gently. Jesus Christ exhibited gentleness. The prophets predicted it. “Behold, the Lord GOD will come with might, [...]

By | January 21st, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Your Faithfulness Derives from God’s Faithfulness

The story of Hosea and Gomer is well-known. “The LORD said to Hosea, ‘Go, take to yourself a wife of harlotry and have children of harlotry; for the land commits flagrant harlotry, forsaking the LORD.’ So, he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim” [...]

By | January 14th, 2019|Denny's Blog|