There is much confusion about this thing called love. Authentic love is best defined as, “a profound involvement in the well-being of another; loving the unlovely unconditionally.” To be moved or motivated by love means “to provide with an incentive; move to action; compel.”Love, for the follower of Christ, is a must (2 Corinthians 5:14).Love is [...]
LIFE WHAT IS IT’S MEANING?
Life? What’s it all about? Who can make any sense of it? Is there an answer to life? Is there any direction for living life with any real meaning and purpose? These questions, and many others like them, are asked by every human being somewhere along the way: everyone searches for meaning, purpose, and direction. [...]
JESUS MY FOCUS
The focal and pivotal point of God’s revealed Word, the Bible-from Genesis through Revelation-to Man is JESUS. Jesus – Genesis 3:15 cf Galatians 3:16 Jesus – Matthew 17:4-8 cf 1 Peter 1:16ff Jesus – Luke 24:27ff Jesus – John 12:21 Jesus – 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Jesus – Hebrews 12:1-4 cf 1:3, 8; 3:1 Jesus – [...]
BAD RELIGION – by Rubel Shelly
Bad Religion – by Rubel Shelly Mean spirited —Bad religion. I’ve seen it,tasted it, and participated in it in my early ministry. But that is not what Jesus called us to be and do. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By [...]
FUNCTION AND FORM FULFILLED BY GRACE OR LEGALISM?
Everybody, once the terms are defined, agrees that the Lord’s Church has “functions” to express and to enjoy: worship, holiness, faith, grace, freedom, prayer, teaching, evangelizing, praising, caring for the poor, etc., etc. The problem comes with “forms”, that is, the way the functions are to be expressed or accomplished. By definition and by their [...]