A Word about Divorce

November 15, 2015
Divorce always happens because of sin, but not every divorce is sinful. In a perfect, unfallen world, there would be no sin. But because we do sin, divorce is not…

Radical Surgery

November 8, 2015
Adultery doesn't just happen. The eye can inflame our sinful hearts, and our hearts move our bodies. Jesus was stating in dramatic terms that we must deal radically with sin. He…

The Saints Still Speak

November 1, 2015
The pastor to the Hebrews sets forth the saints of old in the Hall of Faith (chapter 11 of Hebrews) as examples for us to follow of those who believed…

Murder in the Heart

September 27, 2015
Like the Pharisees and other religious leaders of Christ's day, we relax God's commandments. How often have you murdered someone? "Never!" But Christ gets to the heart of the matter.…

Sanctity and Suffering

September 6, 2015
Like soup and sandwich, sanctity and suffering go together. The world, lost in darkness and sin, hates the Light of Christ. Disciples cannot expect to be treated differently, and thus…

Peacemakers and Peacemaking

August 30, 2015
The great theme of Scripture is God reconciling sinners to himself. That is, God makes peace with those who were his enemies through the Prince of Peace, the Lord Jesus…

Unalloyed Purity

August 23, 2015
We are positionally pure in Christ - God sees us in him. But we must also desire to be pure and become pure, to be holy. A desire for a…

Imitate God: Be Merciful

August 9, 2015
Part of being holy as God is holy, part of being perfect as God is perfect, is to be merciful even as God is merciful. As those who have received…