July 20, 2014
Personal suffering serves as a divine catalyst for personal holiness. “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matt 6:13).
July 13, 2014
Part 1 Miracles were but a small and temporary part of apostolic ministry. The focus was always and still is the declaration of the message of the saving power of Jesus Christ.
July 6, 2014
Gospel comfort: Jesus’ coming judgment is a reminder that he has saved us from sin and death. It is a message of our certain victory and vindication in Christ. Gospel motivation: Jesus’ salvation calls us to live Christlike lives. It is a call to fight sin: unbelief, selfishness, and despair. Jesus has saved us from God’s […]
June 29, 2014
The church is not a “safe place” to escape the world and find wholesome activities for the whole family. It is a staging center where we get our orders clear, get fitted out, and get sent out.
June 22, 2014
It had become Paul’s life to start churches, visit those churches, and report back to churches. This kept him busy and blessed. The ministry of the gospel should always be going forward in us.
June 15, 2014
Spiritual growth into Christlikeness should be our highest goal.
June 8, 2014
God doesn’t always send us to easy fields, but he never sends us alone or insufficiently provided. Christ goes with us, strengthening us for every task.
June 1, 2014
Jesus had promised that the Holy Spirit would be given and “be with you forever” (John 14:15). Jesus called his disciples to abide in him (John 15:4–5). Now he prays for them to be preserved. It is comforting that he never leaves his own, for he is “in” us now and we will be with […]
May 25, 2014
It takes courage to set God apart and serve God alone. Courage is necessary because in the world we will have tribulations, because submitting to God is better that submitting to fear, because the Captain of our salvation faced the cross, and because God stands with those who stand for Him.
May 11, 2014
The message of the resurrection and atonement carries with it a duty to repent and believe. Part 1