Why It’s Impossible to ‘Make Peace with God’

October 2, 2014By BrandonDevotional

Have you made your peace with God? It’s a popular phrase. It’s included in movies, uttered on death beds, and talked about in philosophical conversations. But it’s impossible. You can’t make peace with God. Our sin has incurred a debt we cannot pay. We have offended the Creator and sovereign King of the universe. He … Read More

What A Wonderful World

April 17, 2007By BrandonCulture

At our wedding, Angie and I chose to have Louie Armstrong’s song played… What a Wonderful World. In light of yesterday’s shootings, and so many other monumental tragedies in recent years, is it really a wonderful world? We were driving to Fort Smith yesterday for the annual meeting of the BMA of America and were … Read More

Hate Sin or Hate Self

January 26, 2007By BrandonLiving, Theology

Moments ago, I was spending some time in prayer and I was confessing known sin in my life. As I prayed, I said, “God, I’m sorry for this sin, I ought to hate this sin.” Almost instantly God spe to my heart and I blurted out what I heard Him say, “Brandon, you’ll either learn … Read More

Your New Identity

December 5, 2006By BrandonLiving

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” -2 Corinthians 5:17 There is much to be said for the power of our identity. The way you live your life, make decisions, and carry yourself all depend on how you define … Read More

The Price of a Soul

November 17, 2006By BrandonTheology

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:” -1 Peter 1:18-19 Do you realize that we’ve each sold ourselves under slavery … Read More

Cast Into the Fire

October 24, 2006By BrandonTheology

“The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom … Read More

His Cleansing Blood

September 30, 2006By BrandonTheology

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” -1 John 1:7 God rescues us from the slime and slop and mire of our sin and washes us with the blood of … Read More