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 mission... Continue Reading →
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.
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 intentions... Continue Reading →
Internalized comparisons start by eating away at your own peace and then turn into bitterness that spreads through the church causing even more division and destruction. As a part of Christ’s body through faith you don’t have to compare yourself to anyone. You are a unique, intentionally designed and crucial member of Christ’s body.
Did you know St. Patrick was not a native Irishman? He was born in Britain, captured at age 16 by pirates and taken into captivity for 6 years. This is when he first knew Christ. The Lord used this time of slavery and hardship to draw him to saving faith. He later went back to... Continue Reading →
Much of the world even knows instinctively that love should be shared across borders, between the world's ethnic groups and with those who are weak, oppressed and hurting. But only Christians can do what God is requiring because it is only the Christian that has the indwelling Spirit of Christ living through them and empowering them to love
"For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh... Continue Reading →