Jesus said in Mark 3:25, “If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.” These were also the words of Abraham Lincoln as he spoke to the Republican State Convention on June 16th, 1858. These words were prophetic, as three years later, our country would sink into a horrible civil war - a war that cost 750,000 American lives. Our country is deeply divided today. Our presidential inauguration was last Friday, January 20th. The next day, more than 3 million peopl
We can’t overemphasize the power of sin. It’s a ubiquitous monarch, reigning and ruling over humanity. Yet sin is utterly inferior to God. As Christians, we do not believe in Eastern dualism – the idea that good and evil reign together as equals. God, the Supreme Good, is Lord over all, and it will come about that “all things [will be] in subjection under Him,” not just in a mystical sense, but in material reality (1 Corinthians 15:28). Sin will be disposed in the pit of anni
Perhaps the most well-known verse about raising children comes from the book of Proverbs: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6, ESV). As I understand it, this verse is a mandate for parents to train their children. “The way they should go” refers to them knowing who God is and what they are to do in order to serve and worship him. Many if not most of parents in America today do not have a close relationship
It’s 2017 - at last! For some, 2016 was a long string of disappointments and tragedies that just never seemed to end. (Just check out this infographic of all the celebrity deaths!) For others, it was the best years so far. And the rest of us fall somewhere in the middle - some highlights, some "lowlights." Whether you greeted the new year with a cheer of relief or toasted another productive trip around the sun, everyone has probably thought about making some New Year’s resolu
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