A Study of Judas and Peter The stories of Judas and Peter are way more similar than we might think. Both rejected Christ leading up to the cross. Judas did so through betrayal, and Peter through denial (both stories are found in Matthew 26-27). While both men turned on Jesus, there is a huge difference… Continue reading Two Options to Pay for Your Sin
We often put more stock into things people say at the end of their lives, not the beginning. In some ways it’s because people often have a lot more wisdom at the end of their lives. It’s also because when people have little time left, they only say what is most important. This is true… Continue reading Seven Last Sayings of Jesus
There are a lot of Christians who were raised within legalistic churches who are very bitter concerning their upbringing. As someone who came from a somewhat legalistic background, I can relate. I also want to call you to not be bitter, and I am going to tell you why. First, you may not understand legalism.… Continue reading Legalistically-Raised Christians, Don’t be Bitter
There are many times that God calls Christians to make peace. Although this is not always the case, as I wrote recently in “Christian, Stop Making Peace ” If you are working in an area where God has called you to make peace, here are five ways God gives to help make peace with others.… Continue reading 5 Ways to Make Peace with Others
The idea of microaggression is new to our modern thought and society. In short, it is a statement, action, or incident that is a subtle or even unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group. The question is, how should Christians think about this idea of microaggression? COMPASSION The first thing we can do is… Continue reading Christian Thinking on Microaggression
Forgiveness is at the core of the Christian life. To accept Christ’s love is to accept His forgiveness. The cross is the picture of forgiveness, and because of that, those who have been forgiven by God should forgive others. This is why we are told to be “forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave… Continue reading Do I Need to Trust the Person I Forgave?
This series of articles is intended to help the Christian wade through some of the biblical ethics for talking about politics God’s way. Many people, Christians included, merely think about politics, and not how we should speak or not speak concerning them. I hope that many Christians will take part in making the commitment to… Continue reading Commitments for Christians Talking Politics Part 3
When we talk about bitterness, we need to first define it. We are not talking about a bitter cup of coffee or candy bar. We are talking about the attitude carried by some people. Bitterness often comes from feeling wronged. We get angry, disappointed, and become resentful of those who have hurt us. If we… Continue reading How to Get Rid of Bitterness
One question I often get from people is, “Can I lose my salvation?” There are several reasons that people ask this. First, some Protestant denominations teach that you could lose your salvation. Not many of them, but enough that this becomes a question within Christianity. The second reason that people may think that they could… Continue reading Can I Lose My Salvation?
Here are five quick tips on how God wants us to deal with each other in relationships. Deal with problems sooner rather than later. Ephesians 4:26 says, “Be angry, and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.” People are often stronger in relationship. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “Though a man… Continue reading 5 Tips from God on Relationships