Category: The Gospel and the Christian Life

Serving the Lord Jesus, in All of Life, for His Glory

Colossians 3:18-25, “18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them. 20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. 21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. 22 Bondservants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not by way of eye-service, as people-pleasers, but with sincerity of heart, fearing the Lord. 23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving...

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The Greatness of God and Goodness of His Purpose

“My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose” (Isaiah 46:10). As a young professor at Oxford University in the 1930’s, C.S. Lewis was struggling to survive as an avowed and outspoken atheist. In became less and less plausible even to his own mind to continue ignoring the irrepressible reality of God. He recounted later that he could not shake “the steady, unrelenting approach of Him whom I so earnestly desired not to meet.” Finally, the inward compulsion of God overcame the vestiges of his well-rehearsed objections and he, in his own words, gave in and “admitted...

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The Word of Christ

Colossians 3:1-17, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. 5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. 6 On account of these the wrath of God is...

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When My Anger Collided with the Goodness of God

Psalm 77:3, “When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints.” Shortly after my second miscarriage, my heart filled with doubt about the goodness of God. Though I had initially experienced a sense of peace, as I moved forward, I had no desire to be with God. Trying to live life apart from God led me to a very dark place. I became an angry person. Everything upset me which resulted in me having a hard time finding joy in anything.  My job became miserable. My husband walked on eggshells. I tried to read the Word,...

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Colossians 2:20-23, “20 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21 “Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22 (referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.” Ever since the fall, fear of evil spirits has plagued humanity. This fear has manifested...

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