Jesus clearly commands us to love our neighbor, which includes loving unbelievers. However, Jesus also commands us not to love the world. So, how can we love our neighbor and not love the world at the same time?
God does not merely provide future hope. God also provides present help in time of need.
Very few professing Christians understand the profound meaning behind this line in the famous hymn, “Amazing Grace” by John Newton. “Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, and grace my fears relieved.”
Many Christians have been “homeless” for the past couple years. Their cowardly pastors shut the church doors and effectively banished them from the sanctuary. King David had a similar experience, and there is much that we can learn from his exile from Jerusalem.
We live in a culture that constantly seeks to emasculate men. However, we should not be surprised. God’s Word tells us that this would be one of the consequences of sin: “Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.”
The greatest testimony is not an ex-gang member converted to Christ, but a Christian who can never remember a single day when they did not profess Christ as Lord.