When we hear the word â€œacceptâ€ in relation to the call of the gospel, we generally think of ourselves as â€œacceptingâ€ the invitation. But what does the Bible actually say? In Scripture, this language of â€œacceptanceâ€ is not that you or I accept Jesus, but that God accepts us....Keep Reading
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Once again, the end of the calendar year is upon us. In one sense, time keeps rolling on. I realize I am a year older and (hopefully) a year wiser. 2021 marked the 25th anniversary of my marriage and watching my children (now all adults) grow and take on new challenges....
COVID-19 cuts against the grain! We are not accustomed, you and I, to prolonged disruptions to our ordinary, everyday routines. We find such disruptions to be a nuisance, both frustrating and annoying. Indeed, we dislike most anything that presents itself as an obstacle to what we want, to the achievement of our desired goals. And the longer, moreover, such obstacles persist, the more intense, as well as the more expressive, becomes our frustration and annoyance!...
When we know that we don't deserve salvation, when we realize that God chose us based on His love for us, we will love others. We canâ€™t hate someone who God loves....Keep Reading