Craftiness of the Serpent and the Sovereign God: Joseph

By Evan Knies In the later part of the book of Genesis readers are confronted with the story of Joseph. His jealous brothers sell Joseph into slavery and he is brought to Egypt. Joseph is put in places by God to carry out His Will. Before Joseph was second in command in Egypt, he did …

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William Perkins: 3 Reasons the Spirit Drove Christ into the Wilderness to be Tempted

By Obbie T. Todd While a student at Christ’s College at Cambridge, William Perkins (1558-1602) experienced his conversion after overhearing a woman in the street chiding her disobedient child. Much to his surprise and humiliation, the mother alluded to him as “drunken Perkins.” According to Perkins, this experience then propelled him to reform his ways …

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No Retreat, No Surrender: King Leonidas and King Jesus

By Mathew Gilbert When soldiers are backed into a corner during a battle they have two options: (1) surrender or (2) stand. They can give up or they can face their enemy. In the movie 300, there are many scenes that demonstrate that tension between surrender and standing ground in a war. But one scene …

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