Head on cross

What Did Jesus Suffer? And Why?

Brandon Devotional

About seven hundred years before Jesus died on the cross, Isaiah wrote about it in extraordinary detail… Who has believed our message? To whom has the LORD revealed his powerful arm? My servant grew up in the LORD’s presence like a tender green shoot, like a root in dry ground. There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He …

Isaiah 45-22

Celebrating the Profound Simplicity of Conversion

Brandon Devotional

When the Philippian jailer asked, “what must I do to be saved?,” Paul didn’t break into a discourse about repudiation of self, cross-bearing, and submission of every aspect of one’s life to the absolute Lordship of Jesus Christ. All of those are vital to a thorough understanding of the Christian life. But Paul’s response was, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and …

I Shall Arise

Brandon Living

“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.” -Micah 7:8 When I was rather young, I went sledding down Bowling Green’s “Hospital Hill” one snowy day with my brother and my Dad. I was so excited about taking my first run on …

The High and Holy One

Brandon Theology

“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; His glory fills the whole earth.” -Isaiah 6:3 (HCSB) God’s hoss cannot be defined in terms of human goodness for “there is none good, no not one.” Instead, we must realize that God’s hoss speaks of His transcendent perfection. To say that God is holy does not merely mean that He is …