Slavery can come by only having one option. However, having limitless options without the ability to say no, can be even more enslaving.
We are called to proclaim the TRUTH of the Gospel in WORD and demonstrate the POWER of the Gospel in DEED. In this episode, Pastor Joel reveals how Christian parents often fail in both regards.
God sovereignly appoints nations, and even empires. God sovereignly sets their boundaries and numbers their days. However, because the heart of man has not changed down through the centuries, every major empire has had a these key characteristics in common.
Scripture is clear that God “takes no pleasure in the destruction of the wicked.” However, Scripture also tells us that God mocks the wicked, in the sense that God sees their feeble attempts to cast off his authority and “he who sits in the heavens laughs.” As the people of God, we should seek to imitate God’s holy example.
The Church must pray, preach, and work towards God’s loving restoration of “The Grace of Shame.”
The God of the Old Testament is not different from the God of the New Testament. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. The same God who cursed nations in the past is the God who lives today. He is worthy of fear.