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!
Do Presbyterians/Reformed Christians believe in being "born again?" What does that mean, anyway? Here's a shot at explaining our approach to the question.
...what life-altering faith requires is Jesus speaking our name, calling us in the power of the Spirit to see and to know that his is risen, and that we are his. The initiative always belongs to God in Christ Jesus.
If you've ever wondered what sin is, here is my best shot at giving you a brief overview based, largely, on excerpts from the book of Romans.
He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. –Colossians 1:17 As I detailed last week, I often pride myself on being prepared and having a plan. I also pride myself on doing what I say I’m going to do. When preparations aren’t enough, and you fall short, what is your …
The commandment we have from him is this: those who love God must love their brothers and sisters also. —1 John 4:21 I was all set to go. I had a topic for the newsletter's “Word from the Pastor.” I was sure the topic was of pressing concern. I had outlined the essay, lined up …