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 →

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 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 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 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 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 Truth

As God's people, we are called to be salt and light, to make a difference in the community, city and nation in which we live. We are called to be the conscience of the culture. The next series of posts will explore the type of culture that most glorifies God, the kind of culture that... Continue Reading →

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