Hymnnotes: Wayfaring Stranger.

December 10, 2014. Today I would like to talk about a hymn that is so moving that it almost gives me chills when I hear or sing it. I grew up singing this hymn and it has always held a special place in my heart. More recently, it seems that this song comes to mind…

“Hallelujah, what a Savior.”

November 2, 2014. “Who has believed what he has heard from us?     And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant,     and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,     and no beauty that we…

The necessity of the cross.

September 28, 2014. “Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant. For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect…

Eye witness testimony.

July 28, 2014. Have you ever wondered why Christianity spread so rapidly during the first century amidst trials and persecution? Have you ever wondered why people still believe what was said around 2000 years ago? I suppose you could attribute many things to this reaction, but I think one stands out that I didn’t realize…

How important is the resurrection?

July 14, 2014. As we journey further into the 21st century, it seems that more and more people of the religious world are rejecting the literal resurrection of Christ. I would expect this from non-believing skeptics, but not from Christians. I don’t think there are a large number of those who wear the name of…

The crucifixion stereotype.

June 27, 2014. “So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between…

No condemnation in Christ Jesus.

May 9, 2014. I have been thinking lately about what it will be like in the resurrection, when all creation is made new and we will dwell with our Lord as we did in the beginning. I imagine a land full of all the good we have today minus all the bad. If we were…