"... these seven prayer-pillars are not superfluous appendages to the design of my house- they are seven essential doctrines upon which I am building my life."
"And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." John 17:3 The new life that God has called Christians to walk in is an eternal life, which consists of knowing God. We cannot know God without knowing Christ. It is by faith in Jesus... Continue Reading →
It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man. John Witherspoon
The obedience of faith is exactly that: it is obedience to God that results from believing God.
“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried, therefore, with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”... Continue Reading →
Sometimes trauma, unexpected disappointments, or abuse cause us to question God's love or His sovereignty. The world can feel like a very unsafe place if we think that God is unloving or that He has lost control. When we are struggling with these sorts of feelings, we are experiencing the death-effects of sin and living... Continue Reading →
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5-6 James 1:15b says, “…sin when it is fully grown brings forth death” (James 1:15b). Rape, abandonment, abortion, neglect, all forms of abuse, betrayal, and... Continue Reading →
"And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it." Mark... Continue Reading →
"He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth." Isaiah 53:7 Another way that we can follow in the footsteps of Christ is to learn the... Continue Reading →
“Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12: 12-14 We are... Continue Reading →