for the most part, our church gatherings feel more like a warm, friendly family gathering at Cracker Barrel than a battle rally. The most dangerous threat the church senses is the leaning tower of communion trays.
Batting practice and Blessed Assurance
When it comes to baseball, we know the player is practicing hitting, even when he strikes out. But when it comes to faith, we sometimes think a slipup is a sign that his heart isn't in it at all.
If faith alone is dead, CENI alone is equally toxic
While CENI alone results in a primitive and immature form of rote religion that may well miss the main point of all scripture and life itself, to eliminate CENI is to adopt a form of lawlessness that leads away from a holy God who has always given instruction, expected diligent study, application of reason, and yes, obedience.
You don’t need to stop sinning, be forgiven, or do more good
If our goal is merely to stop sinning, we will find that we cannot achieve it. Likely, we will slip deeper and deeper as though mired in quicksand.
Jesus is the way
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 JESUS IS THE WAY. He is the answer to life’s great riddle. People continually search for a path to follow, a way toward better things. It’s in man’s very nature. Academics, … Continue reading Jesus is the way
Jesus meets my deepest need
"For the love of Christ controls us, because we have concluded this: that one has died for all, therefore all have died; and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised" 2 Corinthians 5:14,15 God has richly blessed me … Continue reading Jesus meets my deepest need