Denny’s Blog 2016-10-29T15:10:43-05:00

The Power of Parables

"The biblical parable is a very specific literary form. As it was developed in the biblical tradition, a parable was a device used by preachers to epitomize a sermon. A whole sermon could be packed up into a parable and put away in the memory [...]

By | January 13th, 2020|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 | December 30th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Doxology (Jude 24-25)

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all [...]

By | December 23rd, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Snatched Out of the Fire (Jude 22-23)

Jude continues his positive approach toward his readers. After urging them to keep themselves in the love of God and to look with anticipation for the revealed mercy of Christ (Jude 20-21), he encourages his readers to extend mercy to others. “And have mercy on [...]

By | December 16th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Keep Yourselves in the Love of God (Jude 20-21)

“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life” (Jude 20-21). After rehearsing the problems of unbelief within [...]

By | December 9th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

The Inter-Advent Life (Jude 17-19)

But you, beloved, ought to remember the words that were spoken beforehand by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ, that they were saying to you, “In the last time there will be mockers, following after their own ungodly lusts.” These are the ones who [...]

By | December 2nd, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Enoch’s Prophecy, Jesus’ Judgment (Jude 14-16)

It was also about these men that Enoch, in the seventh generation from Adam, prophesied, saying, "Behold, the Lord came with many thousands of His holy ones, to execute judgment upon all, and to convict all the ungodly of all their ungodly deeds which they [...]

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

Trust Christ; Pursue Christ; Serve Christ (Jude 12-13)

Jude 12-13 continues to describe the Jude 4 people. Taking the two texts together, they read as follows. Certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny [...]

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

Cain, Balaam, Korah, You, and Me (Jude 11)

If you profess faith in Christ as Savior and Lord, live by this profession of faith. This exhortation is always appropriate for members of the church to whom Jude is speaking (Jude 3). How so? On two counts. First, none of us have reached perfection. [...]

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

Respect for the Enemy (Jude 8-10)

After exhorting you and me to defend the faith (verse 3), Jude urges us to respect the enemy. How so? We must know his cunning ways, avoid deception, and serve Christ. To assist us, Jude continues his description of ungodly persons who have crept into [...]

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