The Gospel in Genesis (Part 3)

Genesis 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Luther’s Commentary “I earnestly entreat you therefore with all the persuasion in my power, to set the highest value possible upon the doctrine of the Gospel. For what do we see […]

The Gospel in Genesis (Part 2)

Genesis 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Luther’s Commentary “As if God had said, Thou, Satan, by means of the woman didst attack and seduce the man that thou mightest by means of sin be the head and […]

The Gospel in Genesis (Part 1)

Genesis 3:15 “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” Luther’s Commentary “It is on Satan that this sentence is pronounced, as his final judgment. It is Satan that is here placed before God’s tribunal. For God here speaks to the […]

The Comfort of Creation

When you want to instill hope and encouragement in someone where do you normally point them? When you counsel people where do you often take them? Where do you point people that they might know comfort and solace? I have three anchors I encourage people to tie into when the winds are high and the […]

Creation and the Neighbor

As you might have noticed I have been thinking a lot about creation and its significance for us. Many of my thoughts about this theme have come from an ongoing dialogue with a very close friend of mine, Jason Nichter. For the last five years I have appreciated his brotherhood, his sharp mind, and his deeply […]

Creation by Transformation

In Genesis 1-2 we encounter three types of creative activity. God creates out of nothing. God creates out of something. And finally, God creates by transformation. I want to focus on the third for a moment. We can see this dynamic in days 1-3 of creation. After God creates light out of nothing we are […]

Creation Out of Something

In the last post we discussed God’s ability to create out of nothing. In the creation account we learn that this is just one way he fashions things. He also shows his ability, skill, and power by making things from other things. He does not create trees and plants out of nothing. He commands the […]