How can we avoid judging others on a superficial, external level? How can we put off the old and live as new creations in Christ? How can we engage in the great task of reconciling others to God? Who around us can we urge and implore to accept the free gift of salvation through Christ? If we were living for Jesus this week, that’s what we’d be doing. Let’s give it a try. Read More ...
C. Really, it’s only Christians who have the right to celebrate this holiday. Those who don’t know the Lord have nothing to celebrate. Jesus is not their savior. They are still lost, blind, and dead in transgressions and sins. They don’t enjoy any of the benefits that come from knowing Christ as Lord and Savior. They have no hope and are without God in the world. Read More ...
This great change is something God does—he is working in us “both to will and to do of his good pleasure” (Phil 2:13). Growth and maturity in the Christian life come from yielding ourselves to God (cf. Rom 6:13). Life begins to change when we live for him who died for us (cf. vs. 15). Read More ...
I hope all of us strive to value things that are eternal and profound rather than things that are flashy, superficial, and shallow. Christians have historically promoted things that are good, beautiful, and true. Our culture values just the opposite—things that are wicked, ugly, and false. We should love what God loves and hate what God hates. Read More ...
I wish that modern political leaders would encourage the nation to give thanks to God for all he’s done for our country. I pray that the leaders of our nation do as this psalm says—give thanks to God, call upon him, and seek the Lord. It would be wonderful if the current leaders of our nation turned to the Lord like the founders of our nation did. Read More ...