"In secular history the Cross is an infinitesimally small thing, but from the biblical perspective it is of more importance than all the empires of the world. " Oswald Chambers
"The church loses its voice and authority when it holds same-sex-attracted people to a higher standard than others; fidelity to the gospel includes us all. We cannot ignore adultery or limply justify divorce and remarriage and cohabitation while condemning homosexuality; the Bible contains strong moral judgments on all of them." Emily Hallock.
Yes, we pray for our Leaders: That God will use them to accomplish His purposes. We pray: That he will hold them accountable for their graft, corruption, sins and crimes. That many will be awakened to a true understanding of right and wrong. That even those deceived in the past by wicked leaders - at every level - will be given a second chance to draw near the the truth.
And we pray for our enemies, especially ones who hold high offices and surround themselves with an enabling army of sycophants.
We've heard it said that "You can act your way into a feeling, but you can't feel your way into acting." The notion is that if I wait to feel like helping my brother, I'll never help him. Most will interpret this notion as "Faking it until you make it." Nothing could be further from the truth.
My wife's problems are no more my fault that when the wind blows down a tree in my yard. It's not my fault, but it is my responsibility to clean up the mess.
"You should not wait at the crossroads to cut down their fugitives, nor hand over their survivors in the day of their trouble." Obadiah.
In Mark chapter 7:1-12 Jesus has an encounter with Pharisees from Jerusalem. Their issue is that Jesus has fed bread to his disciples who are eating with unwashed hands. According to the Law they are defiled, simply for having been hungry. Is church a Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for sinners? Well I think the … Continue reading Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for Sinners?