It is easy to make everything about us, but the Church isn’t about us; it’s about Jesus. Yes, we benefit from being a part of the body, but ultimately the Church exists for Christ’s glory. God has graciously given us the Holy Spirit, his son Jesus, and his bride, the Church. We must fight for unity and brotherly love in the body. Believers must protect each other, no...Keep Reading
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Our Father loves us, and because of this, he cannot look the other way when we sin. He cannot be content to let us break his commands and disobey him, which will eventually lead to our own destruction. He loves us, so he confronts us with our sin. Psalm 90 says, “You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence.” We might try to hide our sin, covering ourselves with metaphorical fig leaves, but the Lord sees it. He knows. And he lovingly drags it out into the light....
God truly loves us! The crazy thing is, God sees us exactly as we are - all of our flaws, all of our shortcomings, all of our failures. He sees everything we despise about ourselves, every hateful thought we’ve ever had, every selfish act we’ve ever committed. He sees all of our sin and knows the exact depths of our depravity. And yet even as he knows us completely, he...Keep Reading