You and I live in a wounded world — and we don't need a ribbon or medal to tell us so. Be it illness, a personal loss, a sudden tragedy, depression or addiction, we all carry the wounds life has inflicted on us.
Paul reminded the Ephesians of the gift of enlightenment they had received in their faith, and how grateful he was for them and their new "sight."
In the Christian life, you and I are called not to be passive, but to be active for the cause of Christ.
So many people today don't seem to care much about spiritual things. Sure, they may go to church for the token Christmas or Easter service, but more likely you can almost see the little sign around their necks that says, "Do not disturb, I'm not really interested in spiritual things."
What's most interesting to me is how much someone changes — or doesn't — when he or she reaches even a little success. As the years go by, one of the best things that can be said about us is that our victories and successes haven't changed us.
This month has seen some huge judicial victories for God's people here in America. Yet I sometimes wonder: have we forgotten the victory that must precede all the others? I fear that we often do forget.
Everywhere you turn, the world has a message for the women of today: If you are truly a modern woman, if you are truly a successful woman, you must strive for physical perfection, professional success and independence. Despite what the world may tell women today, the Bible has the true message of a woman's worth.
It can be difficult to remember the security of our eternity when we are facing the ugly realities of a sinful and fallen world. In a time when human life is devalued, when virtue is weakened or even shamed, and when our God is continually shoved out of a culture that constantly claims to esteem love above everything else, it is tempting for God's people to fall into discouragement and even despair.
In the decade after Roe v. Wade was decided, nearly 60 million abortions were performed in the U.S. That's more than all abortions in the previous two centuries combined. Dr. Jack Graham is taking the charge to fight the odds.
For the past five months I, along with 24 others, have been a part of Donald Trump's Religious Advisory Council. Our responsibility is to offer prayer, spiritual support, and pastoral counsel to Mr. Trump and his team.