The church is often tempted to stray from centrality of its mission by becoming a marina rather than a lifeboat station. Primarily, the church exists to “rescue the perishing” and to bring unbelieving men and women to Jesus Christ. So how can the church remain pointed toward the true Lighthouse?
Series: A Light in the Darkness
Luke’s gospel is the longest book in the New Testament. When you consider it along with the other book that he wrote, namely the Acts of the Apostles, Luke is responsible for over a quarter of New Testament material.
Luke was one of Paul’s most significant companions and several things about him help us understand why God laid his hand upon this man. He was a Gentile, the only Gentile writer in the whole of the New Testament. He was also a doctor and an educated man. He was an historian. In fact, he was more of a historian than ...
The cries of the human heart do not change from one generation to the next. The expressions of the Psalmist, then, remain strikingly relevant and understandable to us today. Through petition, praise, lament and song, the Psalmist articulates both the difficulties of living in a fallen world but also the eternal truths about the character of God. Those who are burdened by life’s trials will discover that the Psalms are, as one commentator called them, “the soul’s medicine chest.” This book is a source of encouragement and hope, and it also provides an impetus for worship and prayer. With clarity ...