Why, if there is any reason at all, should Baptists take interest in Lent? And if they do, are they stepping onto the slippery slope of legalism that will inevitably end in Roman Catholicism?...Keep Reading
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In pointing out Jesus’ deity Paul sets us up to place our full hope in Christ for reconciliation. For it will be through this God-man that all things in heaven and earth will one day be reconciled as a result of Christ’s finished work on the cross....
Jesus and the biblical authors did not avoid speaking about sin, but they also did not speak only about sin. They brought an appropriate emphasis into the contexts in which they spoke. Similarly, we should carefully consider which emphasis is required when we talk to children (or anyone) about sin and the love of God....
James writes in ancient Israel’s prophetic and wisdom traditions, bearing a remarkable resemblance to Jesus’s teachings. Although James addresses his letter to ethnic Jews, there are good reasons for every follower of Jesus to receive this letter as authoritative and instructive....
There is nothing magical about the benedictions at the end of our services, but there is something powerful about an appeal to our covenant God to bless and keep us....Keep Reading
Christ’s command is simple to understand, but, as with all Scripture, it takes work to apply it consistently to our lives....Keep Reading
We make Jesus’ presence on earth felt and known as the watching world sees Christ’s church building itself up in love....Keep Reading
Parents must spend time to love, know, and shape each of their children so that they can discipline their children with wisdom....Keep Reading
This liberating truth overflows David with joy as he proclaims the beauty and glory of God’s forgiveness. ...Keep Reading
We should continually give thanks to God for the work of Christ on the cross to save us from our sins and establish an eternal relationship with God....Keep Reading
For those who belong to God, there is the precious promise that death will be swallowed up, shame will be removed, and tears will be wiped away....Keep Reading
As each of these trials test our faith, they also build endurance in our lives as we cling to our faith and hope in God even more. ...Keep Reading