In addition to all the things that make Christmas “magical,” I pray you take time to remember the things that made the first Christmas “miraculous.”
I’m no missionary, just a regular pastor. However, I did rub shoulders with a bunch of missionaries during my time at Southern Seminary.
Of all the lies that are widely believed to be true, the greatest might just be the lie that the “left” has freed itself from the confines and constraints of “religion.”
Recently my Bible reading plan took me through the book of Judges. Judges 2:10 and 2:11 describe a link between the idolatry of God’s people and the sin of God’s people.
While many church-going folks would have some familiarity with the phrase “plan of salvation,” few of us have ever stopped to think about a “plan of damnation.”
I’m convinced that Americans in the twenty-first century are the most selfish people.
As I talk to regular pastors, I think some have overly optimistic expectations and some have overly pessimistic expectations.
Recently I came across a wonderful quote in AW Pink’s An Exposition of Hebrews.
Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.