Patience Are you known as a patient person? Me neither. But I am learning. Slowly. It merits mentioning that, when Paul describes Christ-like love, the adjective with which he chooses to begin is: patience. What follows was written by Stephen & Alex Kendrick. Be encouraged. Be challenged. When you choose to be patient, you respond … Continue reading A Wait Problem
A Nugget of Truth from this past week's time of Learning: John 8-9 What price are you willing to pay to stand up for biblical truth? Take the two most combustible issues of the day: sexuality & the rights of the unborn. Are you willing to pay the price for biblical truth? It will cost … Continue reading What Price Are You Willing to Pay for Biblical Truth?
What follows is an excerpt taken from a sermon given by Dr. Alister McGrath, professor of science and religion at Oxford University on October 26, 2014. The need for hope remains important to all of us. We need hope - not a naive and shallow optimism, but a robust and secure confidence that there is … Continue reading Hobbits & Hope
"...and you may be sure your sins will find you out." Some people think they can sin against God and get away with it. Meet Jeroboam. Jeroboam was the first northern king of the newly divided kingdom of Israel about 3000 years ago. God had given Jeroboam crystal clear instructions as to how to, both, … Continue reading “…and you may be sure your sins will find you out.”
One of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, C.S. Lewis, when listening to the mentality of “younger is smarter/newer is better,” coined the term “chronological snobbery.” To put it in terms everyone can understand, it’s called pride, arrogance and immaturity. I once read the following statement by a young pastor in his early 30’s: … Continue reading Chronological Snobbery
Happiness is based on circumstances, joy is based on biblical truth. In 1943 Nazi Germany, at the time Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote the quote below, he was under severe persecution from the Third Reich for courageously standing against Hitler. Bonhoeffer’s classic, The Cost of Discipleship, is well-worn on my bookshelf. Bonhoeffer’s devotion to Christ cost him … Continue reading Why we sing “Joy” and not “Happiness” to the World