Tag Archives: God’s Will

The Supremacy of Christ in and over Death

This is the second of a three part (and possibly more) series on the Sovereignty of God and the Supremacy of Christ.

Merriam Webster defines “supremacy” as being in the highest rank, authority, or power.

In the last blog, we saw how the Trinitarian God has control over death in that He commands death to occur whenever He chooses and by whatever means He chooses. Continue reading

Ephesians 1:15-23

Ephesians 1:15-23 ESV

[15] For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, [16] I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, [17] that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, [18] having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, [19] and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might [20] that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, [21] far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. [22] And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, [23] which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

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Trusting in God

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

[5] Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
[6] In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.

I remember hearing this verse probably close to a thousand times growing up, if not more. I always heard it with the connotation that as long as I trusted God, everything will be ok. While this is true, everything “being ok” to a 12 year old means that I get to sleep in as much as possible, hurry home from school to do my chores, and then I get to go outside and play, or watch some variation of Star Trek, as I most often opted to do instead. It meant that mom and dad wouldn’t argue (because I was apparently an idealist at some point), and that they’d be together until they died. Continue reading

A Christmas Blog

When we think of Christmas, we may think of baby Jesus lying in a manger, surrounded by shepherds coming to see the baby the angels told them about. We may also think of the three wise men showing up a few years later, or we may even think of the nativity scenes that so often incorrectly include the wise men at the manger. Many of us may be so overwhelmed with the busyness of the holiday season that we don’t have time to think about why we’re running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to buy that last present on Christmas Eve, or simply trying to come up with new places to hide the presents we’ve bought so that the future detectives (a.k.a. nosy kids) running around don’t find the unwrapped presents and ruin the surprise. Then we have the younger ones, to whom, for the most part, Christmas is about one thing: getting presents. Continue reading