As you make your way through life, how often do you have questions you'd like to ask of God? And how many of those questions start with, "Why?"
Paul said a lot of great things in Scripture about the nature of our identity in Christ. This verse, however, is one of the best.
God could deliver you today—He could—from whatever situation is causing you pain and heartache and upset and struggle. And since He could, you probably think that He should. Why would God delay, when He could deliver?
I wish I could tell you that most pastors are preaching the Word. I can't—some are not. Here are five things we may choose to do instead of preaching the Word.
There seems to be a growing public conversation on the subject of repentance. When a pastor or politician or member of the press or (insert public figure of choice) fails to live up to the standard they profess, the consequences are swift and significant. But, are we failing at grace? When does an offender deserve a second chance?