In a few days, we’ll all have the opportunity to exercise one of our most precious freedoms – the right to vote. We will elect school board members, judges, and state and federal leaders. This is a God-given privilege, which many people in the world do not have, and every Christian should therefore seriously consider
This is the church of the living God, which is the pillar and foundation of the truth. 1 Timothy 3.15b (NLT) The Church of Jesus Christ was established in 30 A.D., meaning that this spiritual organism is nearing 2000 years in existence. Jesus declared that He would build His church, and said that “all 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
God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1.27 In his classic Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis famously described a lunatic as “on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg.” In my wife’s nurses’ training,
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).
Phil Congdon, New Braunfels Bible Church, July 9, 2015 What does it mean to be a church? Many Christians may be surprised to learn that God has a plan for the church – what constitutes a church, how it functions – and He has not left us without instructions. In fact, the New Testament is very