We live in a world where the Gospel is being made about us. This is simply wrong. The Gospel, the Bible, Christianity itself has never had anything to do with us. It’s always been about Jesus.
There is no enemy the Christian faces that is more deadly than their own sinful flesh. It is the most dangerous and has the greatest potential to destroy. This enemy must be fought at all costs. It stands and mocks our Savior.
The world believes the Gospel is foolishness. Because of this, we find ourselves in a war against it. How do we fight against the world? Boycotts? Picketing? Trying to get more Christians in government? Or is it something simpler? Let’s talk about that today...
The Christian’s life is war. We are called to put on the armor of God for a reason. The Christian faces many enemies in this life, but none can be so deceitful than the master of lies himself. We are called to make war with Satan, but this may not look like what you think.
Christian community is indeed vital. It’s where we are encouraged, convicted and strengthened as Christians. I believe there are three main marks of effective, Christian community. Here they are.
The fear of man is something that everyone struggles with to one degree or another. It has a way of sneaking onto our lives and controlling us in ways we may not even be aware of. So what’s the solution?
I think about all the events, relationships, the good and bad times that I have experienced so far and can’t help but wonder, do they matter? How do all these small pieces of my life come together to form the reality I am living in now? How do the dots connect?
Death is a door that we all walk through. It’s painful and it tears at us in ways that nothing else does. Yet the grave holds no power over those that have Christ. Death is just a door, a door that leads to Jesus.