Yesterday President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met in Singapore to begin discussions about the denuclearization of North Korea. Thousands place trust and hopes on the outcome of this historic summit; thousands are crippled by fear. We must never forget: God is in control! How, then, should we react to the North Korea summit?
In the Old Testament, the Israelites offered sacrifices to be forgiven. However, God required more than merely killing animals. He required faith. And still does. Continue reading What Does Genuine Faith Require?
“For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Matthew 7:14). I used to think the way to eternal life was narrow because few are willing to work hard enough to get to Heaven. Christianity requires discipline, self-control, and self-sacrifice. The wide path of pleasure is much easier! While that’s true, it misses the point of the verse. Continue reading Why the Way to Life is Narrow
The following was inspired by a story about Hernan Cortes told by Andy Andrews (from the “In the Loop” Podcast).
In 1519, Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes and his band of soldiers faced an impossible task; plunder the Mayans. For 600 years, no one could defeat them. Armies with more resources than Cortes tried and failed.
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.” (Matt. 6:25a). Jesus says worry is sinful, but what about concern? Continue reading Worry vs. Concern