Recently my Bible reading plan took me through John 21. As I closed out the fourth gospel, I was struck by the kindness of Jesus.
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.”
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 think Donald Trump fits the biblical description of a “fool.” I also think Donald Trump ended up being the least “foolish” candidate on the ballot. Which means, I voted for him … twice.
Baucham’s refusal to use the phrase “black lives matter” is rooted in his concerns about “ethnic gnosticism,” but it’s also rooted in his concerns about the worldview that stands behind the “Black Lives Matter” organization.
What motivates a regular pastor? What drives him to stand in the pulpit, week after week, proclaiming biblical truth?
I don’t have a one-sized-fits-all answer for what you do at church the Sunday after a mass shooting. I do know what happened at Immanuel.
Many in the west hear these words and picture primitive worshipers bowing down to man made statues. However, the Bible also describes a kind of idolatry that takes place in the heart (Ezekiel 14:4).
Believe it or not, even pastors have regular devotions. We struggle. We get frustrated. We get discouraged. We fall short.