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…
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.
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.