The Lord had one of the most counterintuitive recruitment programs of all time. As great as the need was, you would think He would take anyone who was willing. But it was the need that made Jesus so particular.
Yesterday, we started talking about Scripture’s “Magnificent Seven” and covered virtue, knowledge, temperance (self-control), and patience (endurance). We’ll finish that up with the last three of the Mag Seven: godliness, brotherly kindness and charity (love). “Godliness” means “God-likeness.” God created mankind to be an image bearer of Himself. “And God said, ‘Let us make man … Continue reading The Mag Seven (Part 2)
The Magnificent Seven is a classic Western about seven gunfighters hired to protect a small village from marauding bandits. In 2 Peter 1:5-7, Peter mentions Scripture’s magnificent seven, they are character qualities of the Christian walk that are vital in protecting us from the marauding influences of sin in our lives. 2 Peter 1:5-7 (5) … Continue reading The Mag Seven
The best measure of my relationship to the Lord is not just how I treat my neighbor, but who I consider my neighbor.
Biblical conflict resolution is not about winning arguments, it's about winning hearts.
Brackish water is no good for drinking. A church with a brackish testimony is good for even less.
Proverbs 6 is one of those passages that illustrates how wonderfully practical this book is. The first part of the chapter deals with what to do when you find yourself caught up in bad debt. Solomon begins with a hypothetical situation: “My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy … Continue reading What Our Finances Say About Our Character