The irrefutable demonstration of a debt forgiven is love. Jesus understood the power of the testimony of a changed life and didn't hesitate to challenge his critics on this one point: if you're not serving Him, you haven't been forgiven.
Too often our hearts are distracted from the glorious preoccupation of worshipping the Lord. The allurements of the world, the cares of life, and the pain of loss all have the tendency to pull us down into a spiral of despair and discontent. Psalm 103 calls us to speak to ourselves and call ourselves to remembrance of who God is and what He has done for us that we might be compelled to lift our eyes to the One who is worthy of all our praise.
How do I grow in Christ-likeness? Sanctification—the process of becoming more like Christ—is a profound mystery: God alone causes the growth (1 Cor. 3.6-7), and yet Christians are commanded to pursue their own spiritual growth (Php. 2.13, 2 Pet. 3.18). How can that be? More than that, what are we supposed to do about it? The apostle Paul answers that question for us, but maybe not in a way we might expect.
The Missions Mandate Many Christians argue that if God is sovereign in salvation, there is no need to share the gospel. This common fallacy fails to understand the biblical fact that God has not only ordained the ends of salvation, but the means of it. The means is the necessity for Christians to take the gospel to the ends of the earth in obedience to the Great Commission.
What is Marriage Really? There no shortage of controversy as well as ignorance when it comes to marriage. What is it, what is for, and what should marriage mean to me? The Scriptures give us authoritative insight and instruction from God himself that informs us, equips us, and encourages us to safeguard this most precious of human institutions—especially in our own homes, where we need it most.
Racism vs. the All-Sufficient Truth of God American society today is embroiled in a controversy over racism. Where is the solution to this ages-old and always-present evil? There is no…