Seeing Disobedience for What It Is

In our congregational prayer this past Lord’s day [May 24], I prayed the following petition: “Help us to see that the way of transgression is hard, that the path of evil is wretched, and that to turn from You, is to depart from all that is good….” I adapted this from a book of written…

God Apposes the Proud

Today I want to talk about pride, but not pride in the abstract or general. When we talk about pride in the abstract we are getting nowhere. So where does your pride show up in your life? Where is it  that you think you are better than someone else or superior? Pride emerges in regard…

Why Did the Son Come to Earth?

  Why Did the Son Come to Earth? One of the reasons the Son of God came to earth was to reveal the Father’s love of the world. He is the supreme revealer of God. No one has seen God, but the only begotten Son has made him known (John 1:18). One of the most…

Ministry of Forgivness

The Ministry of Forgiveness The core of the Christian ministry is the forgiveness and retaining of sin. While puzzling to some; Jesus says as much in John 20:2 If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.” These words seem odd. After all no one…