Jesus said that the Old Testament Law can be condensed into two principles: Love God with all your heart Love your neighbor as yourself That’s it. The Old Testament is pointing people to being lovers of God and lovers of others. You might also say it these ways: You cannot love God without loving others. […]Read More Loving your neighbor during Covid-19
“…they were brought safely to land” (Acts 27:44). It sounds so tame and calm and serene. Sure, there had been a storm and a ship had broken up and people were forced to swim and hold on to scattered planks and other assorted flotation devices to make it to shore, but the understated declaration, “they […]Read More They were brought safely to land
Tomorrow begins a two-part series of sermons on missions at our church. And thinking about missions (overseas missions, anyway), often invites a question something like, “what will you risk for the cause of Christ?” John Piper has addressed the topic of risk in sermons and articles. But several years ago he gave two sermons entitled, […]Read More Will we risk?
John Piper, “Will We Risk? Venturing in Ministry” (audio sermon only): Safety is a mirage. It ought to be. And yet our churches — American churches — are filled with people who only dream security, now and until they drop dead. Maximize safety. Maximize security. Maximize comfort. It’s the total opposite of the Biblical vision […]Read More Today’s Quote – Safety (Piper)
Al Mohler, in Preaching the Cross: We live in a world in which it makes sense not to worry. We have childproof caps on our medicine bottles. We have warnings on coffee cups from McDonald’s that we ought not to drive with the beverage in our lap. We have vaccines, antibiotics, MRIs, and CAT scans. […]Read More Today’s Quote – Safety (Mohler)