Renouncing Ungodliness

Titus 2:11-12, For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age. This is not how the world lives; this is how we are called to live. The world embraces and enables ungodliness, the […]

Read More Renouncing Ungodliness

Have Mercy, O Lord

Psalm 51:1-2, Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your steadfast love; according to Your abundant mercy, blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin! Such should be our daily prayer. I adore this psalm, for in it we find the two parts of repentance: contrition—godly sorrow—for […]

Read More Have Mercy, O Lord

Agape: The Godly Love of Choice

John 15:13, μείζονα ταύτης ἀγάπην οὐδεὶς ἒχει, ἳνα τις τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ θῆ ὑπὲρ φἰλων αὐτοῦ. “No one has greater love than this: that he lay down his life on behalf of his friends.” What kind of love is this? The word Jesus uses is ἀγάπη (agape): the love of choice and self-sacrifice, ultimately culminated in […]

Read More Agape: The Godly Love of Choice

Helpful Rebuke: The Truth Hurts

Proverbs 27:5, Better is open rebuke than hidden love. In our current generation, people are growing increasingly worried about offending other people to such an absurd point that there are now “safe spaces” at universities. It’s because the truth hurts, and these people want to be sheltered from the truth. We want to be “all-inclusive” so […]

Read More Helpful Rebuke: The Truth Hurts

Review: Pilgrimage – My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked

Author: Lynn Austin Publisher: Bethany House Publishers, 2013 Rating: 4/5 stars Amazon Price: $10.87 Bottom Line From January 5-17, 2017 I will be in Israel both for a class and a pilgrimage. The professor of the class recommended that we read this book before we leave for Israel, so I decided to pick it up and give it a […]

Read More Review: Pilgrimage – My Journey to a Deeper Faith in the Land Where Jesus Walked