I was talking to a friend this week and she said something that made me take a step back and think. We were talking (or texting) about how we as Christians function in a society that continues to slide further and further away from God's righteousness, and how you sometimes have to put it aside and … Continue reading If we really care about their souls, why do we sound so angry?
One of the things you hear people say over and over is: "The more I know, the less I know." And it certainly feels true. The more I get out of my comfort zone and am confronted by new situations, the more I realize that maybe I don't know everything. Maybe the things I assumed … Continue reading Should I be growing less certain of the truth?
And of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; for the Most High himself will establish her. The Lord records as he registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” Selah Psa 87:5 — Psa 87:6 As we worship God today and every day, think about this. As … Continue reading “This one” is God’s
"Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers." Peter said to him, "Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death." Jesus … Continue reading What do we do when Satan sifts us like wheat?
Think about that statement for a bit. Many of you who believe as I do that baptism is essential for the remission of sins may initially think "that can't be right! We have to be baptized. It's a command, and when we obey it, we do something. That makes it a work!" But consider how works … Continue reading Baptism is not a work