We are all about the cross. Or are we? I am afraid that sometimes we fail to apply the way God worked through the cross to our lives as believers. The disciples in Luke certainly did. In Luke 9, Jesus … Continue reading The Cross and Christian Ministry
One problem with the way we approach life is we often leave the cross out. In other words, we think about life without applying what Jesus’ dying on the cross tells us about God and how God’s working in this world. We … Continue reading The Cross and Greatness
Jay Adams: “If love has grown cold in a family, the counselor should encourage the husband to do something about it. He must urge him to emulate the love of Jesus Christ for His church, stressing his responsibility to initiate … Continue reading Husbands!
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many.” In Jesus’ mind looking at the way He humbled Himself for us in becoming man should motivate us to humble ourselves for the good of others. Over the next several posts what I would like to do is stop and reflect on what exactly Jesus is telling us about the way He humbled Himself that is so remarkable and life-transforming. First, to understand exactly why Jesus’ humbling of himself is so remarkable we need to see … Continue reading Humility…
Pride is perhaps the most destructive attitude of all. It damned Satan. It damned the angels who followed him. And it has damned many others throughout history. Yet instead of warring against it, our world actually promotes it. Of course, that’s not too surprising since Satan wants to promote pride and squelch humility. He’s got strategies and schemes, and one of those schemes is to fan the flames of pride and to stomp out any small spark of humility. He doesn’t have too hard a time doing that since our own hearts are prone to pride. As Spurgeon once explained, … Continue reading The foolishness of pride