Straight From the Word: James 3:13-18


13 Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. 15 This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, … Continue reading Straight From the Word: James 3:13-18

Straight From the Word: James 2:8-13


8 If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing well. 9 But if you show partiality, you are committing sin and are convicted by the law as transgressors. 10 For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all … Continue reading Straight From the Word: James 2:8-13

Where Is Our Hope?


Organized causes are innumerable. It takes about five minutes on social media to realize that just about every person has their favorite “cause” or purpose for which they strive. For some, it’s social justice; for others, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, etc., etc., etc. The world is fragmented, and rarely is it united under one common … Continue reading Where Is Our Hope?

What is the Future Temple?


In present-day Jerusalem sits the “Dome of the Rock,” which now houses a Mosque for Muslim worship. This Muslim place of worship sits on, or next to, the original site of king Solomon’s temple, and the subsequent second temple which the Jews built following their return from captivity in Babylon. Many Jews and Christians look … Continue reading What is the Future Temple?

The Sufficiency of Scripture in Worship


When the Reformers and the post-Reformed referred to the “sufficiency of the Scriptures,” they specifically meant the adequacy of the Scriptures to communicate saving knowledge, to guide the Christian’s living, and to instruct the church in worship. Throughout the biblical narrative, God always told His people how to conduct worship. There is never an example, … Continue reading The Sufficiency of Scripture in Worship

When I Don’t ‘Feel’ Saved


Have you ever experienced a season wherein you feel as if God is far away? Discouragement and feelings of spiritual isolation may be painful, but they are relatively common throughout this roller coaster of Christian life. It is not weird to lack assurance of salvation, or feel as if God is “not on your side,” … Continue reading When I Don’t ‘Feel’ Saved