"Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you." (James 4:8a) That is a promise from God that, as you desire and seek to get closer to Him, He will draw nearer to you. So if that's what you're endeavoring to do right now: to get closer to God, then take comfort in that promise. Your time is not wasted.
God's Word is full of promises. God cannot break His promises. They are guarantees -- set in stone -- "you can take 'em to the bank" -- they will not, cannot fail. But, of…
Posted on October 25, 2012 at 2:45am
Jesus called His followers “the salt of the earth” (Matthew 5:13). One characteristic of salt, especially in Bible times, is its usefulness as a preservative. This is the idea behind God’s willingness to spare Sodom & Gomorrah for just 10 righteous. Those 10 would have been enough grains of salt to preserve these 2 cities with all their inhabitants. But God only found 4 grains, and 1 of them apparently had lost her saltiness – at least the…Continue
Posted on June 9, 2012 at 8:45pm
It was encouraging to read Jonathan Grubbs’ article entitled "Toward a Christ-Centered Theology of Communion" in the Nov/Dec 2011 edition of the Communion together. For a few years now, I’ve been privileged to attend a church that serves the communion elements on a weekly basis. Just prior to the elements being served by the elders of the congregation, our pastor offers a short exhortation –…Continue
Posted on November 5, 2011 at 3:01am
I’ve been thinking a lot about Dr. Gordon Steinke’s article entitled "A Biblical Perspective of Marriage" in the Jan/Feb edition of the Communion together. Now I’d like to weigh in on the discussion.
I’ve heard Ravi Zacharias (perhaps quoting another) say, “Intent is prior to content.” This is not necessarily to say that intent is more important than content, but it does affect how we perceive what another says. For example, if my wife makes a joke about my…Continue
Posted on April 27, 2011 at 9:45pm — 3 Comments