WWUTT: Only God Can Judge Me?

Only God can judge me!This is a phrase that shows up in rap songs, tattoos, t-shirts, bumper stickers…And when someone says this, what they mean is: “You may not approve of what I am doing, but God does!” No, He doesn’t.You see, God has already judged you in the Bible and He says you’re guilty. You’re a murderer at heart, calling somebody names makes you liable to the hell of fire. Everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment… Whoever says, “You fool!” will be … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Can I Forgive Someone Who Doesn’t Confess Wronging Me?

A question from Jason: “Pastor John, hello! As you know, in Matthew 18, the parable of the unforgiving servant ends with a dire warning to those who don’t forgive: ‘So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart’ (Matthew 18:35). Verse 34 explains the ‘so’ of 35: ‘And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt’ (Matthew 18:34). I have a lot of questions about this passage, but the main two are: (1) … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 200: Dramatic Words of a Dying Man (Part 3)

[display_podcast]Caiaphas, the high priest that year, must have been fit to be tied.Well, somewhat so.As you will hear in this PODCAST, it was Passover. The Holy City, Jerusalem, was teaming with pilgrims. The all-important 3:00 PM Passover sacrifice at the Temple was fast-approaching.It was arguably the single most financially-flourishing day of the year (second only, perhaps, to the Day of Atonement) as far as the corrupt Temple Industrial Complex over which Caiaphas presided … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 199: Dramatic Words of a Dying Man, part 2

“Jesus said…”[display_podcast]Welcome back to the foot of the cross.In this PODCAST, we are now in that six-hour window of time — between 9 AM and 3 PM.9 AM when the Romans nailed Jesus to His cross; 3 PM, that moment when Jesus finally succumbed to His brutal beatings, His massive blood loss, and the tortures of crucifixion — finally and mercifully to die.Within that six-hour window, Jesus spoke seven times. The final words of His earthly life pre-resurrection. As we noted la … [Read more...]

White Horse Inn: Implications of the Resurrection

[display_podcast]The resurrection of Jesus Christ is presented in the New Testament as the factual basis for the Christian faith. If Christ is not risen, our faith is in vain. But what are the implications of this fact? For example, what is Paul getting at in Romans 4:25 when he says that Christ was “delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification”? The hosts will discuss this and other texts that unpack the significance of Christ’s resurrection on this edition of the White H … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 198: Dramatic Words of a Dying Man

“Jesus said…”[display_podcast]As you are about to hear in this PODCAST, the fact of the matter is this: Jesus said seven statements, this as His life was literally dripping out of Him drop by precious drop. Each one of the seven — when considered separately — tells a most-dramatic tale. All of the seven — when considered collectively — give us an unparalleled insight into the heart of Jesus.It was, after all, Jesus who much earlier in His ministry said this: “For whatever is in your h … [Read more...]