…that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine… (Ephesians 4:14) It’s easy to be discouraged at the state of morality in our culture (or cultures, as the case may be), but slightly harder to pin down what exactly that morality is. The […]
As our congregation approaches the end of a sermon series through Revelation (yes, you may pray for their endurance), I’ve lately been considering more the purposes of God for including this apocalyptic book into our Scriptures. Asking the question has forced me to the conclusion that John’s Revelation is absolutely vital to the health and […]
Recently, a reader submitted the following question: I have become increasingly uncomfortable with the amount of hustle and bustle of church business and committee work and clip boards flying around to sign up for this and that. Of course I too have approached people, clipboard in hand, on the Lord’s Day. Would one of you […]
A little while ago, I began noticing facebook links with a similar pattern: “The Cutest Kittens Ever! #3 Will Leave You Smiling for Days!” “You Won’t Believe These Sunrises! #20 Made Me Cry!” “This three year old is the funniest dancer ever!!” And so on. I couldn’t quite put my finger on why these things […]
Perhaps it’s largely due to judicial activism. Perhaps it may be a short-lived reality with long-term inevitability, but our county in Indiana saw its first gay marriages solemnized at the courthouse this week. For some of GR’s readership, this has been a reality for some time, for others it is yet in the future. But the […]
I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers, that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. -1 Corinthians 4:6 What’s the quickest way to a fight? What’s the fastest way […]
As our congregation continues to work through Jesus’ sermon on the mount during our evening services, we come this week the following where Jesus lays the foundation of most of the sermon: Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to […]
Three things are too wonderful for me; four I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a serpent on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a virgin. Proverbs 30:18-19 First, a quick exposition of this proverbial […]
I was reviewing parts of Wayne Mack’s Strengthening Your Marriage and came across this helpful list of “twelve practical suggestions for developing and maintaining good marital communications.” I believe it would apply well to other relationships as well.
Sure, I’ll wear a suit. We’ll have the kids put on some decently nice outfits. My wife will look wonderful as always. But maybe tomorrow, all of us could choose not to dress up. Maybe tomorrow, we could gather for worship without hiding who we really are.