Save those who are being led to their death; rescue those who are about to be killed. Proverbs 24.11 (New Century Version) On January 22, 1973, seven justices of the Supreme Court of the United States plunged our nation into the crosshairs of God’s wrath. In the infamous Roe v. Wade decision, they endorsed the
Every few years, I like to remind believers that we need to pray for our elected leaders. This is true whether they stand for evil or good. Scripture tells us to make “entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings…for kings and all who are in authority” (1 Tim. 2.1-2). The Roman government in the first century
One of the truisms in pastoral ministry is that ‘politics and religion don’t mix.’ The meaning of that axiom, while poorly worded, is this: The heart of our message to the world is based in the gospel, not politics. That gospel contains ‘bad news’ (which is about us) and ‘good news’ (which is about God).
If there is no God, nothing matters. If there is a God, nothing else matters. H. G. Wells The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14.1 …he who comes to God must believe that He is… Hebrews 11.6 One of the most important tasks of church leaders is explicitly stated
As Christians ask God for wisdom and grace to live in days of increasing evil, the lessons from our sermon series “How Should We Now Live?” become ever-more applicable. This month we look back to an especially dark time in our nation’s history, which highlights the importance of Christians standing for truth. PC On
As I sit to write, we are one week from election day 2020. This is, in my perspective, the most divisive election in my lifetime. Political viewpoints are driving a wedge between co-workers, family members, and Christians – yes, support for the ‘wrong’ candidate is dividing even the body of Christ. Virtually all of
Phil Congdon, NBBC, June 1, 2018 Psalms for Turbulent Times – rev.
Phil Congdon, New Braunfels Bible Church, November 9, 2016 With millions of other Americans, I watched in something approaching shock as Donald Trump was elected president of the United States on November 8th. Pollsters were so wrong in their predictions, and supporters of Clinton so sure of victory (including the vast majority of the news