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.
Brothers and sisters, preach the gospel as though you’ve been in the fires yourself. Preach truth to your own heart, your neighbors, your church, your co-workers and your family. Be a herald of the grace you received, through which God declared you righteous by faith in His Son, Jesus.
While we often hold up famous biblical characters as heroes, the truth is that God is the real hero of the Bible.
When Christians gather on Sundays it is easy to come and go without ever seeing the uglier side of anyone’s life. It is easy to hide the parts of life that make us human and needy for the Gospel.
The fact that the question, “What is Truth?” is now just an argument between groups who call themselves Christians is sad to say the least. God’s truth, the truth that is in Jesus, is unifying by nature. It’s meant to be surrendered to, not arranged and rearranged to our liking.
So, how was your Christmas? Was it all tinsel and holly? Was it nothing but cookies, presents, perfect family photos and eggnog? For many it comes and goes like a freight train leaving a mess of emotions, some really grand, some very ugly and some a mix of both. Family drama can ruin good intentionsContinue reading “How Was Your Christmas, Really?”