Frequently, God’s commandments feel like a burden. So how can we “delight in the Law of God” when we are so weak and God seems to have so many rules.
During Covid, there was one simple truth from Scripture that every church desperately needed to hear from their pastor, but the vast majority of these pastors refused to tell them. For some pastors it was ignorance, for others it was intentional deceit.
The Church is the most powerful offensive weapon on earth. God has not simply called his people to defend the faith, but to actively push back against the powers of darkness.
Love drives out fear. In other words, love is the antidote to fear. And the people of God should be filled with love because God first loved us by sending us his Son.
The church needs Scripture, but it also needs an exposition of Scripture. We need this exposition of Scripture in both our preaching and our singing. The songs of the church must not merely be theologically TRUE, they must also be theologically ROBUST. *Don’t mind the sweat. Pastor Joel’s air conditioning went out, and he was preaching up a storm.
What does it really mean for Christians to be “sojourners” in this world?