God’s Grace in Death

Romans 8:31-32, What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things? Human death is always tragic. When a brother or…

America: Human Life Less Valuable than Animal Life

I’m against animal cruelty, don’t get me wrong. The physical and psychological abuse of animals is a breach of our stewardship over God’s creation. I don’t mean abuse like eating animals because God gave mankind permission to eat animals (Genesis 9:2-3). Neither do I mean animal testing for drugs and beauty products, for it is…

His Love Endures Forever

Psalm 118:1, Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever! Often at funerals, whether we attend one ourselves or watch one on a fictional TV show, the minister will say something like this, “He will live on in the memory of his friends and family.” How depressing it…

Where is God in America?

America has been rapidly falling into moral depravity for several decades, especially of late. Frustrated with all the injustice going on within our country, today I asked myself, “Where is God in the midst of all this corruption?” And immediately God reminded me where we can find Him: in the Church. When we look at…

The Christian’s Comfort in Death

John 19:25, …but standing by the cross of Jesus were His mother and His mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. As Jesus hung on the Cross, beaten to a pulp, the Roman soldiers and citizens mocked Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He is the Christ of God, His…

Rooted in the Faith: Patience

Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; against such things there is no law.” We see multiple times in Scripture when Jesus says to His disciples, “You of little faith!” Imagine that! The apostles whom we look up to have been accused of having little…

Christian Youth: Purity (Conclusion)

1 Timothy 4:12, “Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.” The last characteristic Paul says to represent as a young Christian is purity. Prior to this, he wrote in 1 Timothy 1:5, “The aim of our charge is love that…