In a world full of division and strife, it is no wonder that these problems impact the Church.  Thus we many brands and stripes of church, and this seems unlikely to change any time soon.  However, there is hope.  True submissive faith in Jesus Christ is the key to unity of purpose, truth and life.  […]

As a pastor, I have learned that feeding the portion of God’s flock given into my care is an incredible responsibility and a great joy.  Like all work, it has its ups and downs, but serving the Lord is tremendously rewarding.  More importantly the Lord teaches us that all of His children have a work […]

Objectively, one of the hardest commandments of Christ to obey is “Fear not.”  We live in a world that offers many reasons to be fearful.  The dangers of everyday life overwhelm us from time to time and the prospect of encouraging others to persecute us by standing up for justice and mercy is often daunting.  […]

This week’s lesson takes on the importance of oath keeping and avoiding them where possible.  What may seem like an odd topic for Jesus to address fits right in with the previous messages of anger and adultery because our commitments or our failure to keep them impact not only ourselves but many others around us.  […]

Adultery and the broader sin of fornication are so destructive that nations have been torn apart over it. Not only is sexual sin personally harmful, it undermines the family and corrodes the moral fiber of the church and society as a whole. The disturbing accessibility of pornography demonstrates this problem with massive amounts of internet […]

Anger is like fire, and fire can be dangerous to others and ourselves when improperly handled.  Continuing on from last week, we consider how Christians aught to handle anger toward others.  While passion has wonderful, and at times anger plays a part in that passion, it must be tempered with love.  Furthermore, we must be […]

When we are born again in Christ, we are blessed to have new inclinations and a new perspective. This new creature is present in each believer, but it is not alone. While we live in the earth in these bodies, our old nature competes with the new one made in Christ’s image. Therefore, Jesus says, […]