Moralism & the Gospel

Dr. Adrian Rogers once quipped, “There is no one so bad he cannot be saved & no one so good he need not be saved.” The question is: Is this true?? We live in a culture that is so much about second chances that we no longer understand or consequences. We love comeback stories where […]

Enemies: How to Even the Score

Ever wanted to even the score with an enemy? Jesus’ teaching on enemies is the stuff of which “yeah rights” follow. Matthew 5:43-47 reads:  “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so […]

The Ethics of Retaliation

  All Christ-followers are fighters; they just know who the real enemy is. Ephesians 6:12 states, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Jesus puts this in practical […]

Slick Speech

You don’t have to be a slick politician or a crooked lawyer to be good at lying: it just comes natural. Even though our hearts, if we’re honest, will readily admit that guilt seems to mount up the more we’re shady in our speech.  The ninth commandment states, “Thou shalt not bear false witness” (Exodus […]

Jesus on Divorce

Divorce is the great ravager of American culture. Writing for Business News Daily, David Mielach cites an academic paper titled, “The Divorce Revolution Perpetually Reduces U.S. Economic Growth: Divorce Removes a Fourth of Head-of-Household Productivity Growth” that contains a chilling quote, “Besides population effects originating in the 1960s and 1970s, there are no other consequences […]

Lust takes, Love gives

“I love you.” Those three words are incredibly powerful…and dangerous. In relationships, this phrase has often been used to excuse one from responsibility or to “get” something from the other person. Lust often disguises itself as true love. Lust is simply the craving for what is off-limits or out of season. God is not against […]