What is the difference between condemnation and conviction? I have seen a tremendous amount of confusion within the body of Christ on this question. This misunderstanding can have dangerous implications for believers when it comes to repentance of sin, mortification of sin and freedom from sin.
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You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t heard about the Newtown shooting. On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot and killed 20 children and six teachers before taking his own life. It is a gruesome tale that has induced grief and outrage on a national level.
My wife and I just told our 9-year-old daughter, Katherine, that all her hair is going to fall out. She has been growing it out since she was 3, and it has been a source of joy for her over the years. I held her hand and stroked her head as she cried and told her how sorry I was. Watching her weep, my wife and I then broke down in tears ourselves.
This weekend is Family Worship Weekend at The Village. It is a time for children in 1st grade and older to join us as we worship the Lord together.
We’ve identified the theme of opposition in our recent study of Nehemiah, leading me to dust off an old story about this very theme. The novel is Witch Wood, a classic about two kingdoms at war: the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness.
Everyone has a past. Some have logged spectacular moral failures, while others have managed to confine sins to less horrifying categories. The longer we know Christ, the more we come to realize that all sin is spectacular when measured against the plumb line of God’s holiness. All sin is a spectacular exercise in self-focus and self-worship.
In celebration of our new album, Raging Strong, we gathered on March 22 for a night of worship at The Door in Deep Ellum.
God, as triune Three-in-One, created humans in His image as persons-in-relation – forever confronted with the differences among them. Sameness, the failure to recognize differences, therefore does not capture God’s heart for creation and His communitarian nature. Diversity is at the core of a relational creation that glorifies God. Differences honor God in that they make for better ...