It was not for nothing that our Lord prayed so fervently that His people might be "one."
Scriptural reflections for this Good Friday.
When we seek to find truth through means beyond the Bible, we deny the Word’s ability to transform and sanctify us as children of the living God.
Christian, in your time of testing, do you rush to find solace in the murmurings of men, or do you run to the Word? Do you cling to the truths God has given you in its pages? Have you yet discovered its sufficiency?
The Christian who seeks to find solace beyond the truth found in Christ alone embarks on a futile quest. Christ is all.
Life in today's world is all about getting "more." Man is rarely content with his circumstances or possessions, yet obtaining more fails to satisfy his longings. It is especially grievous when this quest for "more" infiltrates the professing church, because God has already provided all that we need in Christ.
Lately, I’ve been remembering a few posts that seem like they might have renewed relevance, so I’m temporarily engaging in a few “Throwback Thursday” posts. Enjoy. Every Christian needs to read the following letter written by John Newton. The backstory is that a minister intended to write an article about a fellow minister “for his lack of orthodoxy.” Before doing so, he wrote to Newton to inform him of his intentions. What follows is Newton’s response: Dear Sir, As you are likely to be engaged in controversy, and your love of truth is joined with a natural warmth of temper, my friendship makes me solicitous on your behalf. You are of the…
There is a way to speak truth with grace, kindness, gentleness, and compassion...we must be mindful that our words do not become too salty, such that they move beyond purifying to simply destroying that which they touch.
For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot says, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. And if the ear says, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in…
Legalism is deadly. It deceives unbelievers into thinking they can earn their salvation, but it can also enslave believers, leading them to add works, not as a condition of salvation, but as a condition of God’s continued favor and love.