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Free Christians, Disciplined Church

I am often frustrated by my lack of discipline. I put off responsibilities that I don't like to do for things that I enjoy more, and often I find myself at the end of my responsibilities scrambling to get things done. Sometimes people like me say that they "work better under pressure" as a way to excuse their lack of discipline, but I can say that it is nothing more than self-centeredness and sin that causes these complications in my life. But Paul encourages us to discipline ourselves toward godliness (1 Tim 4:7-8). I thank God that He is continuing to work on my own self-discipline issues and that my transformation is dependent more on His grace than my self-discipline. May God strengthen us all to grow to discipline ourselves to be godly! Read More

Mother's Day

Sunday is Mother's Day. I'm sure that I'm not the first to remind you. Every store I walk in and email blast I receive reminds me. We will also worship together on Sunday, but we won't worship moms. Mother's Day is a good thing because it reminds us to be thankful for our moms and all they do or have done for us; it also helps us turn from our self-centeredness. We should honor our moms (Eph 6:2), but we shouldn't worship our moms. As you thank and honor your mom, don't forget to worship your God for giving you a mom and remember that even a good mom is a gift to draw your attention to Him. May God be praised for good and godly moms. Read More

Free Christians, Sacrificing Church

Sometimes in our thinking about Christian liberty we become focused on what we are free to do. But Paul turns our ideas of Christian liberty upside down in 1 Corinthians 9 when he discusses his own freedom to sacrifice. Because he was free to do these things, he could also willingly give up his liberty for the sake of the gospel. This not only strengthened Paul's ministry to the church, but also his ministry to unbelievers. May we exercise our freedom in such a way that we are willing to sacrifice our rights for the gospel good of others. Read More