Daniel Emery Price

Christ Is Still Holding Fast

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

Most Christians are no strangers to pleading with God to change their circumstances or relieve their suffering. Whether its physical pain/sickness or the despair we feel when we lose another battle with that same old sin we've been fighting as long as we can remember, we are desperate for God to intervene.

Christ Is Still Holding Fast

What Is Lacking In The Suffering Of Christ?

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

Did the Apostle Paul just say that “he fills up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ?" That seems a little at odds with Jesus statement "It is finished." Perhaps salvation isn't complete? Jesus suffered a lot, but maybe a little more suffering is required from each of us?

What Is Lacking In The Suffering Of Christ?

The Law Cannot Enter The Promised Land

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

There was a time when I struggled to understand why God didn’t allow Moses to enter the Promised Land. Moses didn't ask to lead Israel. Moses didn't ask to deal with God's rebellious and idolatrous people. He was perfectly happy tending sheep and being a husband and father.

The Law Cannot Enter The Promised Land

A Gift No One Trusts You With

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

Christmas is the celebration of God gifting His son to the world. A God we often view as harsh and hard giving us a gift, we never thought to ask Him for. Reconciliation and freedom. The gift of freedom comes with no strings attached. No caveats or warnings.

A Gift No One Trusts You With

Come Near To Me, Please

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

There is no shortage of blogs, books, and sermons that use the life of Joseph as a model for Christian living. From not giving up on your “God given dreams,” to fleeing sexual temptation, to being faithful in tribulation, Joseph is like proverbial “Swiss Army Knife” of godliness.

Come Near To Me, Please

The Offence of Our Heart on Another’s Sleeve

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

We don’t love little because we have little that requires forgiveness. We love little because we’ve confessed little and hidden much. Therefore we experience little forgiveness. This is what Jesus is teaching both Simon and us when he says, “I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much”

The Offence of Our Heart on Another’s Sleeve

Agree With Your Free Salvation

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

I’ve found that most people struggle to agree with God that we are fully forgiven, redeemed and justified by pure grace alone, for the sake of Jesus Christ alone. I know it’s difficult for me. That is why we need this gospel preached to us over and over. But wait. What about good works and loving my neighbor?

Agree With Your Free Salvation

Grandma Joy and Psalm 139

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

My Grandmother recently lost a long battle with cancer. Her name was Joy, and a name has never been more fitting. When our family was going through her belongings, they discovered a note stating that Psalm 139 was her favorite Psalm. I was then asked to write something about this Psalm to be read at her funeral.

Grandma Joy and Psalm 139

Salvation Is Not A Possibility

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

As Christians, we are forgiven, justified, sanctified and will ultimately be glorified by the work of God alone. But in the messy middle space before glorification, we remain sinners. And sinners have a lot of reasons to doubt they are righteous.

Salvation Is Not A Possibility

The Gracious Violence of God

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

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.

The Gracious Violence of God

Never Buried Alone

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

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.

Never Buried Alone

The Meal In A Manger

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

At one point I was asked why we receive the Lord’s Supper during our Christmas services. This dear person felt it was a little strange for a service celebrating the birth of Jesus to transition into receiving this baby’s body and blood.

The Meal In A Manger

I'm Done Trying To Follow Jesus

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

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.

I'm Done Trying To Follow Jesus

Clearing the Path to God's Grace

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

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.

Clearing the Path to God's Grace

You Can't Bring Up Baptism There!

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

If you’re looking for a book of the Bible to blow apart works righteousness and justification by adherence to the Law, Galatians is the book for you. I love Galatians.

You Can't Bring Up Baptism There!

A Cup of Kindness for a Cup of Death

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

I have been preaching through the Gospel of John for a number of months. One thing that makes John different than the other three Gospels is the absence of the Lord’s Supper.

A Cup of Kindness for a Cup of Death

The Goodness That Got You In

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

How did you become a Christian? This question is frequently asked in many Christian circles. Ask it and you will get one of a thousand different answers, but each will probably start with the same pronoun.

The Goodness That Got You In

The Tragic End Of Appealing To Man's Righteousness

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

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.

The Tragic End Of Appealing To Man's Righteousness

Hated for All the Right Reasons

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

I’ve seen many Christians attempt to wear the world’s hatred as a badge of honor. They count it a huge win if they can get some atheist to rip them up on Twitter or in the comments on Facebook, blogs, or on YouTube.

Hated for All the Right Reasons

The Wicked Way We Become More Like Jesus

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

I’m always surprised to hear people say, “If I could do it all again, I wouldn’t change a thing.” But we’re all sinners and we all sin every day. Some of us screwed up a lifetime ago and others fell short just last night.

The Wicked Way We Become More Like Jesus

The Lost Art of Abiding

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

Bearing fruit is something Christians spend significant amounts of time talking, writing, preaching, and even arguing about. For many, it has become a wellspring of vexation.

The Lost Art of Abiding

I Am Not Ashamed Of The Law

BY DANIEL EMERY PRICE

Paul’s letter to the Romans is arguably the most masterful piece of writing in the New Testament. Martin Luther even declared that this letter was more important to the Church than the four Gospels.

I Am Not Ashamed Of The Law

You Are Not White As Snow

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.

You Are Not White As Snow