The average healthy church will consume a minimum of 1,040 sermons within a twenty year period, and possibly touch on as many as fifteen thousand Bible verses. Don’t waste any of it.
Judgment is certain. God’s warning to mankind: Don’t show up to the trial of your life armed with nothing but a folder of good deeds.
The same attribute of God capable of provoking mortal fear in us, can stimulate our greatest comfort.
Self-confidence works great for afternoon softball games, but it is terribly overrated when it comes to one’s eternal salvation.
The Apostle Paul warns that wielding the sword of judgment, even with great dexterity, won’t earn anyone points on the Day of God’s wrath.
We prefer to skip the dire, dark themes of Scripture. But without the bad news, the good news fades to okay news.
Fear of embarrassment can keep us from doing good, wonderful, even beneficial things. The threat of an executioner’s axe isn’t needed. All it takes is someone’s disapproving look.
In an age progressively characterized by narcissism, Paul’s passionate hope to bless others is still invigorating, if not other-worldly. With a finger to the pulse of his epistle, we can join him.
Everyone today has a message and a cause and an offense. For those of us tired of the drama, try switching channels. There’s something better on.
Thousands of written messages came and went in the ancient city of Rome. Nearly all of them have disappeared. The most startling one survived. You have it.