Too often we forget the truth that the world is not the enemy; the world is the mission field.
As the government rages against believers at every level, whether it be at the national level, the state level, the local level, or the municipal level, we are to surrender to every manifestation of institutional authority placed over us. The battle cry of every believer is, “I surrender. I submit to your authority.”
To define biblical worship is to confine it. At best we may try to describe the phenomena. But in simplest terms, worship is the human response to God.
There was a time when God and Scripture were woven into the fabric of this nation. But our culture has plummeted into secularization. How do we as believers shine the light of Jesus in this increasingly dark world?
The hope of heaven is predicated on the reality of Christ’s resurrection. It provides the basis on which believers can face death with unflinching confidence.
Many have walked away from the faith during the college years of their life, never to return. My prayer is that this will not be your story.
Being a Christian requires believers to step into situations that are irreversibly awkward—situations that have the potential to turn contentious. We must not be so scared of conflict that, in attempts to avoid it, we forsake our duties.
The word theologian likely conjures images of elite educators and the hallowed halls of academia. But the theologian refers not to a profession, but to a way of life–one that should be common to every Christian.
You don’t have to journal. It’s not a biblical command. But, you do need to develop a way to prayerfully meditate on Scripture. Meditation on Scripture is fundamental to fruitfulness in our life with God. Many believers, myself included, find journaling a worthwhile avenue for prayerful meditation.
When your life is over, what you present to God will be determined by how you chose to walk in wisdom before a dying and needy world. May we all, as Paul says, make the “best use of the time” by walking wisely in the world as lights in the midst of darkness.