The Meaning of Suffering in a Broken and Sinful World

1. Accidental suffering and evil - A pastor was cutting his front lawn. He looks up from his task just in time to see his neighbor back out of the garage--right over his three-year-old son, who had been hidden from the rearview mirror. The pastor runs over to assist the panicked father while they take... Continue Reading →

LIFE ON THE VINE: GROWING IN OUR SANCTIFICATION THROUGH JESUS CHRIST

Before our son was born, my wife and I would read books, articles, and watch videos about the growth and development inside the womb. I recall week 2, where he was only the size of a sesame seed and his heart was beginning to beat for the first time. At week 15, our son was the... Continue Reading →

What are the 7 Deadly Sins?

The seven deadly sins have been depicted by writers, artists, and pop-culture throughout history, from Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy to the 1995 thriller movie Seven starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman. These works claim the following as the seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, and pride. Though these sins are grievous to the... Continue Reading →

What is the Kingdom of God and Why Does it Matter?

The Kingdom of God is a key theme Jesus taught in the New Testament. The word Kingdom appears 162 times and is predominant in the synoptic gospel of Matthew. Oxford scholar R.T. France states: "Some scholars see it as a Christian lifestyle, some as a method of world evangelization, some as the rediscovery of charismatic gifts,... Continue Reading →

Godly Sorrow Leads To A Healthy Spiritual Transformation

The Israelites understood that the state of their relationship with the Lord was contingent upon the covenant they had with Him. If they rebelled against God by refusing to keep His commandments and served false gods, they were judged (Num. 32:15; Deut 28:36, 2 Chr. 7:19; Jer. 9:13). These judgments consisted of God sending plagues... Continue Reading →

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