The Lost Goal of Christian Maturity

And he himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, equipping the saints for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into maturity with a stature measured by Christ’s…

Violence & the Second Sin

Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.” And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him. -Genesis 4:8 It happened again. Another troubled young man. Another school. Another hour of terror. Another heartbreaking loss. Our culture is scrambling for answers. Again. Is tighter gun…

Reclaim Your Time

Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise— making the most of the time, because the days are evil. —Ephesians 5:15-16 Every day we make decisions about what to prioritize.  To be fair, it’s a constant challenge to pause in the busyness of our lives and reflect on what…

Persecution in Milan

We received word yesterday that the city of Milan, Italy is actively seeking to prevent Punto Lode (“Point of Praise”), our sister church, from meeting for corporate worship in their building. Last Sunday morning police came to Punto Lode and threatened “an eminent closure of the building.” Punto Lode is a vibrant, gospel preaching church…

Hiding Sin Never Works

There is no darkness, no deep darkness, where evildoers can hide. -Job 34:22 Hiding Sin Never Works One of Satan’s greatest lies is that we can successfully hide sin.  We are painfully realizing this as a nation.  The recent avalanche of sexual assault allegations has shocked us, despite the fact that our culture has virtually…