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.” Misery is a dangerous condition for a Christian to be in. It is one of Satan’s greatest tactics to use against God’s people. When you become Christian, you catch Satan’s attention […]Read More Rooted in the Faith: Joy
Matthew 5:10-12, “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in […]Read More Beatitudes: Blessed Are the Persecuted (Conclusion)
I started a new series called Trials of A Pastor. One of the trials of being a pastor I haven’t written about yet is facing perpetual singleness. Many think pastors would find someone right away since they’re mostly godly men—the type of godly men Christian women want, but they’re wrong. I cannot tell you how many […]Read More Faith of A Mustard Seed
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
Verse 1 Silent night. Holy night. All is calm, all is bright, Round yon Virgin Mother and Child. Holy Infant, so tender and mild, Sleep in heavenly peace, Sleep in heavenly peace. Another Lucan hymn, this hymn revolves around Luke 2:8, “And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock […]Read More Theology of Worship: Silent Night
Taking Comfort in Our Suffering During one of my daily readings of Scripture, I stopped at Genesis 15:13 and realised something I had never noticed before after the many times I’ve read it. The verse says, “Then the LORD said to Abram, ‘Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs […]Read More God Knows
Every human being is bound to a moral standard. That moral standard may originate from his or her rationality, a political affiliation, or a religious belief. Whichever standard our morals operate by, we are bound to abide by that standard alone. Failing to do so is hypocrisy and claiming the belief system in which one’s […]Read More Homosexuality: Revealing the Sin and A Call to Repentance
Introduction The birth of a child is a wonderful gift from God. Those who witness childbirth often describe it as a miracle. Even Scripture confesses children are a blessing, that they are a “gift of the LORD” and “the fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3). When we consider an infant begins as a zygote—a single cell […]Read More Is Infant Baptism Necessary?