Originally posted on Joel Littlefield: 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.
The end is not yet. How do we know this? “And the gospel must be proclaimed to all nations.” Mark 13:10 In the midst of His discourse on the end of time, Jesus adds these words of assurance and missional focus. It’s as if he’s saying, “Things will get bad. Really bad. But the missionContinue reading “The End is Not Yet & The Mission Remains Certain”
Is this new virus an act of judgement? Is it a tool in the hands of God to wake up the church and cleanse her? I don’t know. But we can say for certain that the outcome of it all, because of the nature of God’s goodness to bring light into the darkness, will work out for the spread of His glory in this lost world.