No matter where we are in our walk in life, there are promises of God we can hang our hat on that are as good as gold.
He lived exactly as he was expected to live.
Perhaps the best way to wrap the Bible up, in a nutshell, would be to explain it in a chiasm. God is with us. We sin. Jesus came. Our sins are forgiven. God is with us.
Be perfect. Those aren’t necessarily healthy words to tell a person who already tends a bit too legalistic. Sometimes I take it too far.
Where the church thrives, spiritual decay cannot.
We are all hoping that ’21 will be a better year than ’20. The scary thing is, as low as that bar might be, there is no guarantee that it will be.
I feel sorry for those who have to put up with me these next few weeks. No snickers can cure this hangry.
It wouldn’t be worthy of respect if I could kick the dog without fear of retaliation. In the same way, when we do evil or dishonor God, of course there will be consequences. The power and goodness of God demand it. By definition, we should and do have a fear, a healthy reverence of God.
I am so glad that the Bible does not look at the people in it with rose-colored glasses. The fact that they are flawed and yet forgiven means that I can be too.
Simu and Kere spent the night in tears. When comes the dawn, their two-year-old boy, Dexjo, would no longer be theirs. He had been chosen to become the Peace Child. While everyone else rejoiced that the Mauri tribe had accepted the agreement, Simu and Kere just could not get into the spirit of the celebration.…