I deceived myself and thought I had the right to question God, to turn my back and scoff at Him, the Creator of everything.
God is not calling perfect people to be His ambassadors in this world.
The first thing to know is that your father isn’t like us.
It is not as if God looked through time, saw you would be an asset to the organization and so chose you.
Don't pit singing and the sermon against each other.
This week's links include resources on chronic pain, believing your own press, improving preaching, marriage, and Lent participation.
You may not like the way the bride of Christ looks. But be careful how you treat Christ’s bride.
It’s easy to be discouraged when you see a tiny trickle of people coming into your congregation. But if that trickle is good, solid growth, it’s much more likely to be growth that lasts.
Though freed from the penalty of sin by the blood of Christ, my struggle with and the remaining presence of even “canceled sin” was bigger and deeper than I knew.
He still loves to forgive, redeem, restore, and transform.