Our righteouness goes beyond legalism when we obey the true intent of the law.
We love them, shepherd them, and pray for them, but we can’t make them follow the Lord.
That’s not just pixels on a screen. That’s God’s image bearer, whom he created for relationship with him.
I often misremember. I’m prone to long for Egypt because I forget the truth about God’s character and faithfulness.
Let us learn from God’s words through Malachi and seek out a true relationship with God characterized by Jesus’ command to love God and love our neighbor.
God showed me that my attitude toward email was sinful. In writing short, to-the-point, sometimes brusque emails, I was misrepresenting the gospel. By not seeing the people behind the emails I was essentially elevating myself above them and ignoring an opportunity to share Christ’s love with them.
But this thing is far too hard without the Father’s love coursing through me. The truth is that I don’t love like he does.
Let us embrace the love we don't deserve and love our Father because He first loved us.
The dark parts of our hearts have been exposed by learning to care for another human being who is not biologically related to us.
Be that friend. Love the addict. Remind them of the gospel - that there's another way that is better.
The work-life God set forth is a life of purposeful work of imaging God in our shepherding of his creation.
As a young man, just converted to the faith and boiling over with anger toward my stepfather, I spent a lot of time praying imprecatory psalms. It wasn’t hard to cast myself in the image of the unjust sufferer, echoing David’s cries for vengeance on my enemies. But at some point during all that vitriol I read the book of Jonah . . .
Let your academic study and writing become a spiritual discipline through which you are able to behold the wonders of our God.
It would make the preacher’s job a lot easier if these tough words appeared in the mouths of the wicked. Then we could just brush them aside -- "Nothing to see here, folks." So, sure, I get why people don’t preach these psalms. But here are four reasons why you should . . .
But there is much more to the Abraham narratives than a simple “do this; don’t do this.”
Jesus Christ makes all things new. This applies not only to the personal implications of a life surrendered to his lordship but also to how we understand and relate to the theology of creation.