You belong to Christ

One of the amazing aspects of following Jesus is realizing that even though once we were God's enemy because of our sin, through Jesus God has adopted us into his family, welcomed us onto his team, given us a seat at his table. He is excited to be associated with us. He is excited to … Continue reading You belong to Christ

The Election is Over. The Results are In. So, Now What?

No matter who you voted for in this year's election, these things are true: God is sovereign over all nations, and the hope for America is Jesus. The election is over. The results are in. So, now what? God's Word gives us guidance. Hear the words of Psalm 113. Psalm 113 1  Hallelujah! Give praise, servants … Continue reading The Election is Over. The Results are In. So, Now What?

A Culture of Strength

What does the Bible say about a culture of strength? Let's get right to it. First the Scriptures, then four big ideas. Romans 13:1-7  1  Everyone must submit to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are instituted by God. 2  So then, the one who resists … Continue reading A Culture of Strength

A Culture of Morality

Morality = right behavior.  God calls the people of all cultures to live with right behavior. He desires for the laws of nations to uphold high moral standards. He desires for parents and teachers -- and everyone else -- to teach people to live moral lives. In a culture of morality, God's Word is the standard … Continue reading A Culture of Morality

A Culture of Compassion

Jesus was full of compassion. The Greek word that is translated "compassion" in English literally means something that hurts you in your gut that causes you to do something about it. More than just a feeling, compassion is an emotion that drives you to action. Jesus tells the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:35-37) … Continue reading A Culture of Compassion

A Culture of Justice

Where there is no justice... chaos ensues evil is rampant lives are destroyed God is not honored Certainly this is not how God intends for people to live. In the Bible, God describes what a culture of justice looks like. He commands His people to implement laws and practices that bring about justice for everyone throughout … Continue reading A Culture of Justice

A Culture of Freedom

Every person who has ever lived longs to be free. There is something within the human spirit that longs for the freedom to be all that God created us to be. Fighting against freedom are sin, selfishness and worldly systems. People put themselves and others under yokes of bondage that oppress and stifle freedom. A culture … Continue reading A Culture of Freedom

“My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law”

One of the pastors that I deeply respect is John Piper. Like me, he believes in the sufficiency of Scripture to guide us, so that we will know what to think, what to believe, what to say and what to do in every situation. He encourages us to love Christ deeply and to realize how the death … Continue reading “My eyes shed streams of tears, because people do not keep your law”