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

Brandon Devotional

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 gave us paradise and we …

What A Wonderful World

Brandon Culture

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 reflecting on some of the …

Hate Sin or Hate Self

Brandon Living, 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 to hate your sin, or …

The Price of a Soul

Brandon Theology

“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 to sin? We owe a …