God overcomes our petulance with his patience. His faithfulness overrules our faithlessness. He takes mockers like you and me and makes us marvel at him.
The Christian life is difficult. It’s not quite spitting into the wind hard, but it’s still tough. But there is a difference between it being hard and being lousy.
In the moment where Jesus stands before the high priest we have the beauty of God’s eternal plan face to face with the depravity of humanity. Praise God that the substance eclipses the shadow.
The kingdom of God advances through the expression of the King’s gifts to the church. When working properly the church matures and Christ takes ground in the hearts of men and in the world.
The long-awaited Savior has come. And he has come to bring to regular, ordinary people like you and me.
We ask with Abimelech, “Lord, will you indeed condemn the innocent?” And God answers us from the blood-stained cross, “Never, except once, so that I could pardon the guilty.”
Rejoice! Amid the darkness there is a Christmas present in Lot’s cave. The Savior with the checkered lineage and dysfunctional family story has come to remake and renew us by his power.
Since the blood of Christ is precious to God it is to become increasingly precious to those who love and follow God.
Until sin is actually hated for its odious and repulsive character we will not make true progress in godliness. We may make progress in morality but not holiness; for this requires a godly hatred of sin.
Do you realize that your Christian life is a spiritual battle? How are we to go about fighting in it? What are the tools and tactics for this war? In light of the stakes, we must be clear on this.