Forgiveness is Not to be Withheld

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times?” “No, not seven times,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven!" Jesus said: “Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money…

Worship is Always a War

Whoever dubbed the debate over musical style a 'worship war' failed to realize that worship is always a war. The declaration that there is one God, that his name is Jesus, and that he has died, has risen, and will come again is an all-out assault on the saviors extended at every level of culture…

(Jesus’) Perfect Love Drives Out Fear

Our problems arise largely because we don't continually return to the gospel to work it in and live it out...'Wait,' I have heard people object. 'You mean that in order to grow in Christ, you keep telling yourself how graciously loved and accepted you are?...Maybe the motivation of religion was negative, but at least it…

Simple Small Groups–A Short Review

While most small group literature is of the, “Hey, this worked for me! So you should do it my way!” variety, Simple Small Groups by Bill Search is refreshingly…well…simple. Instead of providing a new model or method, Search wants to help make whatever model a church is using better (p. 13). In other words, Search’s advice…