The Church - God's Family February 10, 2012
Being a member of God’s household is not defined by being in a building every Sunday. Everyone that is a part of this household has been adopted by God for His glory and purpose. There are many different qualities that mark each member of God’s family. Each of these qualities enable the church to fulfill its role in a loving, harmonious, and all-encompassing way.
The Building of God February 17, 2012
The transition from the physical temple of Israel to the spiritual temple of the New Testament was a revolutionary idea. The truth that God’s temple is now seen in the lives of God’s people brings a sobering responsibility to the visible church. If the church is diverted from Christ and ceases to make Him the chief cornerstone, it will crumble. The face of the church is sinners; it must therefore have a solid foundation in Christ.
Why Do I Face Trials? February 18, 2013
Perhaps, weary soul, the Lord is doing this to develop your graces. There are some of your graces that would never be discovered if it were not for your trials. Do you not know that your faith never looks as good in summer as it does in winter? Love is too often like a glowworm, showing but little light unless it is surrounded by darkness.
Hope itself is like a star--not to be seen in the sunshine of prosperity, and only to be discovered in the night of adversity. Afflictions are often the black foils in which God sets the ...