We unseat judges with indignation who acquit the guilty. Our moral sensibility is outraged when wrong and guilt are given legal sanction. Yet at the heart of our gospel stands the sentence: God justifies the ungodly who trust in him. God acquits the guilty. That is the gospel! But how can it be right for God to do that?
It is not wrong to want evidence for our faith. Belief is not groundless. But there is an evil in demanding signs beyond what a humble and open heart would require.
Gratitude is not an act of will power but the glad response of one who acknowledges grace.
Our English word "hosanna" comes from a Greek word "hosanna" which comes from a Hebrew phrase hoshiya na.
The meaning of Christmas is that what is good and precious in your life need never be lost, and what is evil and undesirable in your life can be changed.
Disciples of Jesus should remove all hindrances that keep children from coming to Jesus.
God's help is always well-timed.
Every strength is vulnerable to its corresponding weakness. Therefore we need each other's different strengths
Will the pain of losing all that you have on earth fade at the prospect of seeing and being with Christ?
It is not out of antiquarian allegiance that we love the truth—even the hard ones. It is out of love to Christ and to the people who need his truth.
Sometimes we are prepared to see what we see and sometimes our minds have to be changed before we can accept reality.
If we deny God's power over evil and suffering, do we deny his wisdom?
Those who break covenant with God forfeit any claim on his promises.
God ordains that some wars happen. Ours is to pray that justice, peace, and the proclamation of the gospel prevail.
God is worthy enough to inspire an infinite number of new and imaginative expressions of his beauty.
There are two reasons (at least) why God hates for man to boast in man.
What are the essentials of worship that go deeper than style and form?
What characteristics ought to mark the life of a Christian sojourner?
Christ purchased privileges for the children of believers. But he did not guarantee their salvation.
Our calling in this world is not to wait for the arrival of the perfect, but to pick our way through the thicket of flaws.
Eight gifts to ask God to give to your church's leadership.
No sorrow in the Christian's life will end ultimately in grief. Jesus' blood will have the final say.
If your emotions are drawn more by material things than by Christ then you probably aren't seeing the beauty of grace.