If he doesn’t break the bruised reed, nor snuff out the smoldering wick, then what does He do with them? He heals. He repairs. He restores. He saves. He redeems. He resurrects.
Baptism is a means of grace for the Church. There are varying views within Christianity about the purpose and how it should be done (sprinkle with water, or immersion), as well as what actually happens when one is baptized. Is there any cleansing that takes place spiritually? Is it effectual for saving someone? Do youContinue reading “When Is Someone Ready For Baptism?”
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When Paul entered Lystra for the second time after being beaten and left for dead, it was no question as to why he was there. He had returned to the city to “strengthen the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many…
Through outright neglect and apathy a person can fail to hold on to what is good and true, and over time or overnight, find that they are far from the safety of the short they once held to, or thought they held to.
When we forsake the living water for broken cisterns what are we saying? We’re saying that the cisterns, inadequate as they really are, are more lovely, more beautiful, and more able to rescue us from our sinful plight than God is.
He gives life to the world! This is to acknowledge that there is no life outside of Christ. Not true life anyway.
The way to cope is not to imagine a better world, or to wish it would all just go away. The mechanism for handling the increasing trouble around us, according to Scripture, is faith in God.