“…Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh…” (Proverbs 3:7-8) These verses stood out to me in my reading today. They’re important to understand and even more important to apply. There are three main points and they build sequentially upon each other. 1.Fear the LORD This is essential. […]
This post is from chapter 11, “Hello, My Name is _____ and I am an Addict Transformed,” from my book, Gospel-Centered War: Finding Freedom from Enslaving Sin. The Bible does not deny that we were various things—addicts, homosexuals, hateful, prideful, pornographic masturbators—but that is what we were (past tense) (1 Cor. 6:9-11; Titus 3:3-5). The […]
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by his love; He will exult over you with loud singing.” —Zephaniah 3:17 This is a difficult time for many of us. Yet in the LORD we find comfort that […]
The Bible teaches us that we can lay out our lament to the LORD. We can cry out to Him for help or to honestly share our disillusionment.
Photo by Ben White Does the 2% death rate statistic comfort you? What does the Bible say about comfort during calamity? Some sources are saying that the mortality rate of COVID-19 looks to be 2%. However, it is too early to say. The percentage will be bigger or smaller depending on various factors (such as the […]
“Know that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps His gracious covenant loyalty for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commands” (Deuteronomy 7:9). How surprising and sad that we need to be reminded so often of God’s truth. And yet we do. I’m thankful that God […]
1. Call out to God There are all sorts of Psalms in Scripture in which the psalmist calls out to God in distress. The Bible encourages us to call out to God and be real with Him about where we’re at. 2. Fight Against Depression’s Lies Depression often says things like: “You have no hope” […]
Introduction The subject of church discipline is a difficult but important one. Many things must be understood regarding church discipline if we are going to faithfully carry out the task that Jesus has given to His Church. Is church discipline culturally acceptable? Many people may say that church discipline is not acceptable now; however, that […]
You may have heard: “Don’t follow your emotions” or “don’t let your feelings get the best of you,” or “use your head.” But emotions are not bad in themselves.
We all worry. We all struggle with anxious hearts. Jesus’ words in Matthew 6 are helpful. Listen to what Jesus says: “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than […]