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

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|

Goodness

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness. . . .” (Galatians 5:22). The fruit of the Spirit is the character of God renewed in you and working in you by the Spirit. The rich young ruler asked Jesus, “Good [...]

By | January 7th, 2019|Denny's Blog|

Read Through the Bible in 2019

We all want to grow or at least we should want to grow. This year, 2019, presents another opportunity for such growth. We can read the Bible and grow together spiritually. Jesus prayed to His Father for our growth when He said, "Sanctify them in [...]

By | January 1st, 2019|Denny's Blog, Devotions|

Anthropopathism and Incarnation

Metaphors are implied comparisons. John 10:7 is a good example, Jesus said, “I am the door.” In other words, Jesus is the way into the company of God’s people. Jesus compares Himself to a door or entranceway. We do not take the language literally. It [...]

By | December 17th, 2018|Denny's Blog|