That Pinch of Incense

You may have heard that, in the years when the New Testament was being written, and beyond, one of the issues Christians faced was the requirement, by the government of Rome, to offer a pinch of incense on an altar dedicated to the deity of the Roman emperor. From one...

Loving the journey, but not the destination.

Adolph Saphir: Christian maturity shows itself in knowledge. We are to be men in understanding. The apostolic prayer is, that believers may be filled with the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of God. We are to “go on unto perfection.” We have received...

Focus.

This follows on a post from a few weeks ago. Here is Francis Schaeffer, speaking life! God willing, I will push and politic no more…. The mountains are too high, history is too long, and eternity is longer. God is too great, man is too small, there are many of God’s...

Optimism vs. Hope

Here’s one more great quote from J.I. Packer. This seems incredibly relevant… Optimism hopes for the best without any guarantee of its arriving and is often no more than whistling in the dark. Christian hope, by contrast, is faith looking ahead to the...

You Don’t Have to Listen to Them

If you weren’t raised in a Christian family, there’s a good chance that you have a defined, obvious time you remember, when you began to follow Jesus. If you were raised by Christian parents, the waters might be a little murkier. I’m pretty sure I got saved at 16. I...

A Psalmist’s Guide to Processing Evil

Friends, here’s another guest post from Tony DeFranco. Please take some time with this. It might even be a great morning devotion meditation, with Psalm 37 open in front of you, a pencil in your hands, and a few minutes to talk to God about it all. Enjoy…...