The commonality of slavery in first-century Rome led many New Testament authors to employ references to slavery in order to illustrate spiritual truths. One such spiritual truth is that we are all slaves. White, Black, Christian, non-Christian, American, non-American—everyone is a slave to something. The Paul makes this point in Romans 6:16-19: Do you not know … Continue reading Who Is Our Master?
By and large, we live in a merit-based society. While there are some exceptions to this general rule, most of the time success requires merit. The largest college scholarships are given to those who have the best grades and test scores. Usually, employees are hired to work based on the merits of their resumé or … Continue reading God Can Use You Too
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23). We've all sinned. We've said or done something we shouldn't have done. We've failed to do things we should've done. The question is, how do we respond? We often become embarrassed and want to sweep any evidence of our wrongdoing under … Continue reading The Importance of Owning Up to Our Sin