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Life Isn’t Fair, and We Shouldn’t Expect It to Be

February 3, 2021

People want life to be fair, but as Christians, we cannot expect this. Life is not fair for Christians because we are to do good while others do bad. We are to tell the truth even if others lie. We are to love while others hate. We are to seek peace as those around us […]

A Christian View of Change

January 27, 2021

Eden, Ark, Sojourning, Egypt, Wilderness, Promised Land, Divided Kingdom, Exile, Diaspora, Roman Rule The two constants throughout the Bible are God and change. The people of God continually find themselves in changing situations. Often, God is the initiator of change. He invites us to follow him. He invites us to take risks. At the same […]

Things My Momma Taught Me

January 22, 2021

Many of the things my mother said to me as a child were not just for childhood. Her advice was often godly advice that is beneficial at any age. The world would be a better place if we all heeded the godly advice passed down from our mothers. Two wrongs don’t make a right. “Do […]

Fear Less

January 21, 2021

“Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?” – Jesus The biblical position concerning fear is clear. Do not be afraid is one of the most frequently found commands in Scripture. Fear can keep us from following God as we should. There are many things we shouldn’t fear. However, we are all afraid of […]

Honor Everyone

January 15, 2021

“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone.” (1 Peter 2:16-17) One of the most disturbing recent trends in our culture is a total lack of respect for others. Sometimes, this comes from a place of selfishness. When we become […]

If Our Kids Would Say…

December 31, 2020

“We were in church every time the doors were open.” I have heard this sentence or something like it many times in my life. I have heard it uttered by Christians and townspeople in describing their upbringing. I have even heard it in some interviews with actors and musicians detailing the culture in which they […]

Are You Ruining Your Christian Witness?

October 19, 2020

“You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:5) Hypocrisy is a subject Jesus warns against on multiple occasions. He mentions it four times in the Sermon on the Mount. Christians are not to be hypocrites. […]

5 Ways the Church Survives in a Secular Age

September 15, 2020

We are living in what Charles Taylor calls a secular age. Many of the changes that have caused us to arrive at this point have happened slowly over 500 years. We often do not realize the extent to which we have embraced the secular. It is in the air we breathe. It is everywhere. We […]

I Am a Sheep

September 3, 2020

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. (Psalm 23:1-3) But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation […]

Consider the Lilies

July 30, 2020

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gives us a simple task that is quite significant. Because this sermon is full of grand statements and challenging commands, we may overlook what might seem to be a minor imperative. While we concern ourselves with turning the other cheek and loving our enemies, we must not neglect […]