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The Poor In Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in the spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” – Matthew 5:3   The year is 1731 in Boston, Massachusetts when Jonathan Edwards preaches a sermon entitled, “God glorified in man’s dependence”. Edward’s thesis statement for the sermon is “God is glorified in the work of redemption in this, that…

The Misnomer of Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13 ESV) How many times have we seen this verse plastered on a picture with a man holding a trophy while the crowd is cheering him on? While the scope of the verse seems universal, the context would prove otherwise. Is Philippians 4:13 the…

The Second Adam

THE SECOND ADAM “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us—for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree.” – Galatians 3:13 A few months ago, I preached a sermon on Genesis 3 entitled the God of Redemption that dealt with the nature of…