The letter to the Galatians reminds us that the faith that saved us is the faith we still walk by and the Spirit that regenerated us is the Spirit that grows holiness within us.
While the attributes of God’s wrath and God’s love may seem to clash to our spiritual ears, they were in perfect harmony in Jesus’ death on the cross.
Many would rather live it up now and use the party they create out of their life as a sedative numbing them to the certainty of what lies ahead in death.
Dear brother pastors, why have we become so compelled to let everyone know what we think about so many issues peripheral to our calling?
When you hear of new appeals for tolerance of sinful behavior in the churches, remember that this is not a nascent problem, but the old Corinthian problem revived.
The minister is to be at God’s disposal, sensing and seeking his leadership for where he would have the minister go and to whom he would have the minister serve.
Separating vocational ministry from academic ministry is something I would encourage you to avoid.
We can love politics without it replacing God. We can love politics without it eclipsing our evangelism. We can love politics without it devaluing the eternal. We can love politics and honor Jesus simultaneously.
Pastors have a weighty calling. It is a calling that carries with it lasting and eternal consequences.
We will not be mastered by Scripture if we don't occasionally allow it to overwhelm us, intimidate us, and force us to wrestle with it.