If we aren't amazed by grace towards us, we will be a finger-pointing church mainly. We should be amazed that God has treated us so generously.
If our future is not secured and satisfied by God then we are going to be excessively anxious.
There are two passages in the New Testament that, taken a certain way, would seem to indicate that he did.Tags Theology
Yes. I think we should teach our children to pray as soon as they can say anything. The first words they should say are, "Dear Jesus, thank you."
God can ordain that someone kill his son and yet still say, "Thou shalt not kill." That is not schizophrenia.
I once did the funeral of the brother of a godly woman at our church. He lived by himself and, as far as we knew, was outspokenly anti-Christian until he died.
A person should ask if, in their personal walk with God, they avoid the Scripture passages that call for radical boldness. If that's the case then the defeat is there before you even hit the streets.
Yes. If we don't value God for who he really is then our behavior is going to reflect that skewed understanding of God.
I think it is misleading to say that hell is giving people what they most want. When there are only two choices, and you choose against one, it does not mean that you want the other
Why would a sovereign God allow false beliefs to seemingly prosper? What can we learn from their existence?
I would begin by preaching the gospel and displaying the infinite and all-satisfying worth of God. In other words, I wouldn't start at the symptom.
Any listener who thinks that the way forward in race relations is to dumb down doctrine, so that you can hang out and not count truth as important, is undermining the very foundation on which we must stand together
Suffering and death were so much a part of life back then.
People need to be brought face to face with how utterly unique they are in the universe of God's creations
One of the main dangers in being comfortable in our Christianity is that over time comfort tends to begin to feel like something that God – or the world – owes us