Where is the goodness of Good Friday in a cruel cross? It is evidenced in our salvation from sin. If we took the time to list out all our sins individually it would take us all day [correction: more than a lifetime]. But here’s a short list of our sins in which Paul reminds us of why we need God’s goodness of salvation through Jesus’ cruel cross remembered on this Good Friday: Sexual immorality, idolatry, adultery, homosexuality, theft, greed, drunkenness, reviling, swindling, bitterness, … Read More →
Palm Sunday Preparation
As we remember a personal birthday or an anniversary or Thanksgiving Day... Palm Sunday is all the more important to remember as it brings us to a climax in Jesus’ earthly mission in his life, death and resurrection. This day’s significance lies in the fact that Jesus fulfills the prophetic word of Zechariah 9:9 and is hailed as the King, the great Son of David. St. Augustine interprets how Jesus is this King. He writes: For Christ was not the king of Israel so that he might exact a … Read More →
Fear of the Lord: How Should We Think?
As a father and husband trying to lead his family, what does it mean to fear the Lord? To fear the Lord may sound archaic and perhaps unimportant. After all, don’t we just want our children to love God…and not fear Him? Shouldn’t our motto be, “No fear taught here?” For a healthy family, the fear of the Lord is essential. To fear the Lord according to the Bible has multiple meanings depending on the context. And the Scripture context I have in mind is Acts 9. So the church throughout … Read More →
Digital Dangers versus Family Discipleship
CULTIVATING LINKS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH [tweet_dis]As we seek to cultivate our families spiritually, we need to be aware of the digital dangers that can spoil them rotten.[/tweet_dis] How are our families doing in this area? If we feel at least a twinge of conviction that just maybe there’s some “Roundup” inadvertently poisoning our family spiritual growth, check out these links. As someone I'm sure once said, "Sometimes we don’t always have a keen observation of the obvious.” And this … Read More →
This Thanksgiving I am 'rejoiceful' with family and the Body of Christ of Jesus' redemption of great price and that we can celebrate this freely in our homes and with the Household of God. I love the words here of J. H. Merle Daubigne as he encourages redeemed hearts to die to self and live to our Redeemer. Be converted, then, in your hearts! Die to the world, to sin, to yourselves even, and live to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Immortal souls, Christ hath redeemed you at a great price! He … Read More →