There are things worth dying for. The gospel is at the top. This is super important to remember at a time when so many preachers are calling into question (and even mocking) cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith.
Are you afraid? When we focus on the Lord instead of on whatever or whomever makes us afraid, we can be confident in he who is our light and our salvation and the stronghold of our lives.
Celebrating its fifth birthday this month, it’s time to state the obvious: with 190 million people using the micro-blogging website, sending 65 million messages of 140 characters or fewer around the world each day, Twitter has become the people’s voice.
As a result of the overwhelming suffering, injustice, and evil that frequently seems to rule the day, many of us may feel overwhelmed by a sense of despair and may think that improving these conditions is not only futile but also pointless. However...
No matter how random an event may seem, God’s providence and all the little details are part of a big story.
We’re accustomed to describing the book of Jonah as that book about the guy who survived three days in a big fish. What if we began to understand it as a remarkable testimony to God’s extravagant, persevering grace, supremely demonstrated in the gospel of Jesus Christ?
Those who follow him will not walk in darkness but in the blazing light of day.
- March 12, 2011 |
It is often asked how a nation steeped in Christian heritage could have embraced a madman whose messianic fancies led the world into war and six million Jews to their deaths.
"I have no problem if God, in His wisdom, saves people who never heard or knew His name. And, God wouldn't care if I did have a problem with it. If He chooses that I look like a tool for defending the exclusivity of Jesus based on what I read in His Bible, so be it. But, from what I read, there is no other way." ~Jay Sampson
We must always be accepted for Christ’s sake, or we cannot ever be accepted at all. This is not true of us only when we believe. It is just as true after we have believed.
How will Satan attack your church? Does he have a primary strategy, one that seldom fails?
We’ve seen this movie before. Why does the idea of constricted freedom, of living in an illusory universe, seem to grip the artistic imagination these days?
Where do you stand on the national debt and what we should do about it? Christians should have an informed opinion on these issues.
Think of the 26 letters of the English alphabet. You can spell any word you like if you know all 26 letters.
Too often, our attitude toward the surrounding culture and those who make it up is judgmental and condemning. We thoughtlessly criticize anything that isn’t distinctly Christian. We vilify and ridicule the representatives of “godless culture” and rather than engage with and love the lost, we take offense and withdraw into our Christian enclaves. This is devastating to the church and it's mission.
- March 09, 2011 |