Out of the Darkness, Out of the Grey, and Into the Light

What is the church to do as her members struggle with sexual temptation and sin? How should the church respond as her family members long to see Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Gray, or the latest edition of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show? How should the body of Christ respond to her teenagers and college-age … More Out of the Darkness, Out of the Grey, and Into the Light

Prayer is the Key

In Peter’s epistle, doxology transitions to duty. Peter reminds his readers of God’s gracious compassion; this is followed by his reminding them of God’s good commands. Christians are to be holy in their thoughts, actions, and relationships. Here are his inspired words: Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will … More Prayer is the Key

Selective Service: Picking and Choosing Where We Will Obey

As children of Adam and Eve, men are by nature sinful and unholy. However, as reborn children of Jesus Christ, such are by grace declared to be holy. This is called “justification.” In addition, those freely justified are commanded by our Sovereign Lord to pursue holiness for the rest of their days. This is called “sanctification.” … More Selective Service: Picking and Choosing Where We Will Obey