In the early church, the understanding was that if you were alive to God you were a new man. Not a perfect man or woman but new–changed. Romans 6:4 says we walk in newness of life–that we have been baptized into a new life. John Stott in his commentary on Romans 5-8 (Men Made New) writes … More Being Dead is a Process of Living
The Church needs to know what battles to fight and what battles to let go. Toward that end, we can learn much from Church history. Or …, we could ignore the lessons of the past and just repeat the same mistakes? Let’s not do that. Here’s a lesson from the past for the modern Church that … More A Slice of Ancient History for Our Situation
I ran across this video by Skye Jethani and had to pass it along. In the years since I came to Christ in January of 1974 one of the major changes in my life is simply this–I read my Bible. One of the first things that occurred in my life after my conversion was that … More Why Christians Don’t Read Their Bible
They are two of the simplest, shortest, and most profound of Jesus’ parables. The text comes to us in a chapter filled with parables of the kingdom. In these three verses, two parables hinged together by a common phrase appearing in both. Read it again. 44The Kingdom of heaven is like the treasure hidden in a … More What is the Value of the Kingdom?