We were once strangers, and now we are friends... If there is anything to be thankful for, and I do hope you have a long list, this, above all, needs to top it.
Our burdens and broken hearts aren’t an indication of a lack of faith, or the like, but the very opposite. They are signposts directing us home.
Jesus Christ alone must be the bedrock of our lives, our truth, and our hopes.
What is it that you expect from life? What is it that we expect from the sum of our days? What is it that we expect life to give us?
In the end, we are to love our enemies in the hope that Christ will be visible in our love and that our estranged neighbor might become our friend, even family, within the body of Christ, the church.
Worship necessarily spilled over into mission, and mission was seen as an extension of worship.
Because we are new creation... it’s hard to look upon your kids, your spouse, your neighbor, your fellow congregant, see Christ, and stay mad for very long!
What is predestination? How can we believe such things, yet preach the new birth? Isn't faith really about our choices?
Being born again can be thought of as conversion. However, we should never forget that conversion is ongoing. We are being refashioned, daily, into Christ's image.
How do we experience the new birth? Is there a formula? Or, rather, is it God's free gift promised to us in baptism? Where do we go to seek it out?