Blog: No Longer Lukewarm

Closer Look at Scripture, Testimonies

Psalm 107: God Hears the Cries of the Desperate

Self-sufficiency is applauded in our society. The world loves people who get things done on their own. They don’t ask for help, nor do they need any. They are strong and capable and proud of themselves for it. But Christians who have bought into this mindset are setting themselves up for a fall. The Bible… Continue reading Psalm 107: God Hears the Cries of the Desperate

Analogies

Beware of Spiritual Mistletoe: An Analogy

Mistletoe is a familiar sight and symbol of Christmastime. Often hung in doorways and adorned with ribbon, the little green sprigs with white berries bring love and affection wherever they go. As tradition holds, anyone found standing underneath one is fair game for a holiday kiss. While the history and symbolism of the tradition make… Continue reading Beware of Spiritual Mistletoe: An Analogy

Closer Look at Scripture

Cornucopias in the Bible: Symbols of God’s Blessings

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up next week, a lot of people will take time to appreciate what they have. They will reflect on the good things in their lives like the people, places, and things that comfort them or make them feel loved and wanted. They will make memories with family and friends around… Continue reading Cornucopias in the Bible: Symbols of God’s Blessings

Analogies

Proverbs 4:23: Paint the Yellow Lines of Your Heart

Photo by Raban Haaijk on Unsplash The high school where I teach is huge. With 204 teachers, two buildings, and over 3,300 students, it’s bigger than some small towns. The parking lot is also large to accommodate both staff and upper-class students who have their own cars. As I pulled into the parking lot this past week, I… Continue reading Proverbs 4:23: Paint the Yellow Lines of Your Heart

Closer Look at Scripture

Exodus Is a Type of Salvation: A Lesson in Responsibility

When Moses led the children of Israel out of the bondage of Egypt and into the Promised Land, this was a type. Yes, it really happened and had implications on its own as an event, but – like everything from Genesis to Revelation – it also pointed to Jesus. Exodus was a type of salvation.… Continue reading Exodus Is a Type of Salvation: A Lesson in Responsibility