The more godly act more godly

When conflict comes, the godly act more godly. This was a phrase learned in the early years of a pastor’s ministry. Too often amidst conflict, pastors, who are to be more godly, sink to the same level of sinful responses in search of a response. The same is true for

Christian duties to the government (2)

This is a continuation of Christian duties to the government, part 1. Proverbs 29:26 calls us to pray for the government. We can accomplish much change in government by appealing to the Lord God. This is something God expects of us, and even if made illegal one day, remains something

Christian duties to the government (1)

Each of us have a list of things we expect from our government. Some of the items of the list might even be the things in Scripture that God expects from governments. But Scripture also lists things that God expects from Christians in response to their governments. The government might

Obeying when you don’t feel like it

“I’m so discouraged today. I would be a hypocrite if I went to church today.” Despair is a terrible advisor of daily decisions, and yet statements like this one above are the very real convictions of too many struggling Christians. “I can’t pray right now, I’m just so angry”, “Leave

Just be nice

Christianity is a mixture of the simple and the profound. The simple Gospel truth is “Believe in Jesus and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31), but the profound depths of Jesus being our propitiation is also true of the Gospel (1 John 2:2). The same is true for obedience. The