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No Condemnation If…

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1-2 ESV) No Condemnation Means _____________. This word “condemnation” includes more in the Greek than its common use in…

Loving God’s Image Everywhere

All Human Life is Sacred Because it Bears God’s Image I would hope all Christians would say yes to this, but do we know why? Do we know why we recoil in horror at a mass murder like Sandy Hook or Las Vegas? Why should we recoil in horror at the thought of a mother…

Parenting for the Next Trillion Years

Key Priorities in Parenting Your Children Toward Christ[1] Attitude toward church For better or worse, the church represents God. A parent’s attitude toward the local church will be interpreted by the child as to where their heart is toward God. I grew up in a home in which we always went to church. It wasn’t…

Family Math: Division

The Stages of Peacemaking Bear with it  “Bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” (Colossians 3:13 ESV) What do we bear with for the sake of peace? The little daily annoyances, personality traits, and preference matters.…

The Justified Marriage

Justification means I’m forgiven for far worse than anything my spouse can do “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for…

Happiness is Holiness

“So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law…

Doing What I Hate

“Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure. For we know that the law is spiritual, but I am of…