DANIEL EMERY PRICE
Daniel is the Director of Christ Hold Fast. He is also an author, church and conference speaker, co-host of the podcasts 40 Minutes in the Old Testament and 30 Minutes in the New Testament, and he leads the interactive online Bible Study For Normies. Daniel has served as a church planter, pastor and worship leader and currently lives in Bentonville, Arkansas, with his wife Jessica and daughter Anna.
What is your Goliath? What in your life seems so gigantic, you might never defeat it? Where is your Jericho? Where is the area in your life that you need to see the walls crumble? Who is your Pharaoh? Who is trying to chase you down and take away your freedom? Perhaps you’ve had a pastor or “Bible teacher” ask you these questions. I hate these questions.
Let’s be honest for a minute. The Bible has some strange stories in it. I’m not talking about just the miraculous nature of many of the stories but rather the seeming randomness of some of them. This story from 2 Kings 13 is both miraculous and really random. It’s only two verses long and recounts how a dead man was thrown into the grave of a deceased prophet and then came back to life.
When Peter says he will “lay down his life for Jesus” he thinks he is willing to die to save Him. Could anything be more backwards? Sadly our thinking is often just as twisted. Like Peter we make all kinds of bold promises to God. We talk about living for Jesus and even dying for Jesus.
Perhaps your Facebook and Twitter feeds have been full of depictions of Martin Luther nailing his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg, or awkward pictures of pastors dressed in monk attire wielding a hammer and the like. What they probably haven’t been full of is pictures of a wild-eyed Jesus, flipping over tables, and driving people out of the temple with a whip.
Abraham didn’t understand God very well (at least not early on). I don’t say that as a dig against the Patriarch. I don’t think any of us understand God very well either. When Abraham discerns that God is going to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah he is bold enough to attempt to talk God out of it.
BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE
Hanging on to our sin is a terrible business. When it goes unconfessed, we usually try to double and triple down on it to keep it off the radar. Then we end up with far more than just the initial transgression we try to hide.
Recently, I started preaching through the Psalms of David and came to Psalm 23. I have read these well-worn verses countless times but in preparation for my sermon, I was surprised at how the comforting words of David hit me as if I had never read them before…
In this edition of Theology Unscripted Daniel Emery Price answers the question "What Is The Role Of The Holy Spirit?"
This was one of the most haunting and soul tormenting verses in the Bible for me when I was growing up. These verses have been misunderstood and misused by pastors, teachers, parents, and youth group leaders to drive people away from numerous “worldly” and “wide gate” habits and behaviors.