The gospel (literally the good news) of Jesus Christ in its simplest explanation is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus (1 Cor 15:1-8). But the good news doesn’t stop there. The reason why Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection is “good news” is that the same hope of death to an old life and the resurrection … Continue reading Are We Turning the Gospel Into Bad News?
Christ’s church is not a structure of brick and mortar, but a collection of sinners made holy by the blood of Jesus. Though the church for which Jesus died is guaranteed an eternal existence (cf. Dan 2:44; Matt 16:18; Eph 3:20-21; Heb 12:28), individual congregations can still succumb to spiritual decay, and eventually, spiritual death. The spiritual reality of … Continue reading Spiritual Decay: The Threat of Apathy
The government shutdown is pretty much all you hear about on the news these days. Since getting an Amazon Echo for Christmas, each day I ask Alexa for my "flash briefing." Today Alexa played a flash briefing from a popular American news source and, I kid you not, 4 out of the 5 minutes was … Continue reading Thankful for the “Government” That Will Never Shutdown