"Judge not, lest you be judged." Few Bible verses are quoted more than those six words. You can imagine the situation: Two young ladies—we'll call them Jen and Joan—are sitting there discussing life, and the topic turns to sexual sin. Joan, it turns out, is sleeping with her boyfriend. Jen proceeds to tell Joan that … Continue reading Is It Right to Judge Others?
Over the past few months, I have been preaching through 1 John during our student worship on Wednesday nights, and last night we worked through the first five verses of chapter five. This morning I still find myself meditating upon and celebrating verses 4-5. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. … Continue reading New Creation Now
We all have people who profoundly impacted our spiritual lives. They are the "giants" who God used to encourage us in our faith. This person may range from a former youth minister, who patiently invested in you as you maneuvered your way through those tricky high school years, to an author, whose books shaped your … Continue reading When the Mighty Fall
Today, we'll continue our walk through Thomas Watson's The Doctrine of Repentance. In the first post, we looked at what biblical repentance is not. Watson goes on to list and discuss six ingredients that characterize true repentance. They are: Sight of sin Sorrow for sin Confession of sin Shame for sin Hatred for sin Turning … Continue reading The Doctrine of Repentance (Part 2)
Have you ever started a book and immediately been caught up in it? Within the first few pages, you know that this book will profoundly impact you, and you must reach the next page because the next golden nugget is waiting to be discovered. As someone who greatly enjoys reading, I get excited, really excited, … Continue reading The Doctrine of Repentance (Part 1)