Christ's propitiation for our sins is perpetual, and so we are His beloved children.
A new religion in our culture is victimology. We see ourselves as victims and blame others. In reality, we are not victims but sinners and rebels. To experience the great joy of Christmas, we must first recognize ourselves as miserable sinners (the bad news) and look to Jesus in faith as the one who redeems us from our sin and then crowns us again with glory and honour (the good news; Ps 8.5).
Prince of Peace
Peace implies a harmony of affairs and a harmony of interests; we cannot have harmony if we're in conflict with God.
The Hope of the Gospel
The hope of the gospel is transforming power beginning in the individual and moving outward to redeem marriages, families, communities, towns, and nations.
Contentment and the Riches of Christ
Giving is an act of worship; our monetary gifts are a spiritual investment in God's economy.
Rejoicing in the Lord
Rejoicing in God begins with recognizing that He is Lord, and trusting in Him in all circumstances of our lives. Believers are to agree in the Lord, though they may have different priorities, ministries, perspectives, or emphases.
The Greatness of the Great Commission
Jesus is King and He's not running for re-election. Furthermore, as King He has commissioned His subjects to a great work, a work beyond "saving souls."
Christ and Culture Q & A Session
HTSWA 2011 conference Q and A session with Joe Boot and Jeffery Ventrella.
Christ and Culture: Change, Challenge, Choice
In the midst of an era of exponential change and unprecedented challenges, Christians have an important choice to make.