One of the biggest questions that Christians have been confronted with since the beginning of the Jesus movement is, how are we supposed to view the Torah today and what is our responsibility to all the laws of Moses given by God at Mt. Sinai?
Most of the time when people say, “God has blessed me,” they are referring to the fact that God has given them something for which they are happy and thankful. And even some Bible translations have attempted to interpret the word blessed to mean happy. However, this word blessed should not be reduced down to physical gifts from God or internal feelings of happiness.
As I’ve spent time thinking over the new series that we are doing for players this Spring Training, I find myself trying to take the time to examine my own life so I can figure out different ways that I need to better practice what I’m teaching in each study. It’s the inevitable conflict of those who teach others the truths of God — I can discover and deliver those truths, and yet if I’m not disciplined and discerning, I can easily find myself not fully responding to them in my own life.
Well, it’s been four months since the last episode of the Things Above podcast, but a new series is starting and a new episode has finally been uploaded. Since we wrapped up our series on Genesis in October, my time has been occupied with mission trips, conferences, retreats, the holidays and officiating a few weddings in between. These winter months will probably just have to be the offseason for the podcast each year.