Joel 2:12-13 (NLT) “That is why the LORD says, ‘Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.’ Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionately, slow to get angry […]
”Hypocrisy isn’t really about the absence of sin…it’s about the absence of honesty. We as the church shouldn’t be trying be display perfection…we just need to point others to the Perfect One…and then display progression.” ~ Lisa Fields
“The real duty of worship is not the outward duty to say or do the liturgy. It is the inward duty, the command—‘Delight yourself in the Lord!’ (Psalm 37:4). The reason this is the real duty of worship is that this honors God, while the empty performance of ritual does not. If I take my […]
“There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being involved in your local church…but God didn’t create the universe and then retire into full-time churchwork. God is not just interested in being Lord of the church…He’s interested in being Lord of all things. And the way that happens is that as we bring everything in our lives under […]
Is there another issue contributing to all of these celebrity men behaving badly?
A small tribute to our veterans!
It seems that we’re looking at today’s issues thru stained glass windows. Keep reading…it’ll make sense.
For the church, the many abuses of human life, liberty, and dignity should be a heartfelt suffering. The church, entrusted with the earth’s glory, believes that in each person is the Creator’s image, and that everyone who tramples it offends God. As holy defender of God’s rights and of his images, the church must cry […]
“To most people, God is an inference…not a reality. He is a deduction from evidence which they consider adequate; but He remains personally unknown to the individual. ‘He must be,’ they say, ‘therefore we believe He is.’ Others do not go even so far as this. They know of Him only by hearsay. They have […]
“I know what it is to hate. I also know what it is like to hate all the ‘right things’ and deceive yourself by masking it in virtue. It’s okay to hate baby rapists, right? Wife beaters? Tweakers? Neo-nazis? You know, just the bad people. No…no it is not. That part about ‘love your enemies?’ […]
Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” (KJV)
“We are doing a great disservice to our culture if we shout and scream more about the condemnation of their behavior than about the hope for them in Jesus.” ~ Jackie Hill Perry
“I think one of the great strengths of the church is when it serves as an oasis within the culture, and offers a distinctive alternative to the prevailing values surrounding it. Unfortunately, the attitude in many modern churches is, ‘No, we need to be just like the culture in order to draw as many as […]
Love him or not…he certainly needs our prayers.
“Many people today, some well-intentioned and some not so much, are doing their best to soft-pedal the gospel in order to widen its appeal. But in reality, they’re doing the exact opposite. When we make following Jesus a tag line, or view it as just something we add on to our lives without sacrificing anything, […]