Anger

The third question we encounter in the Bible comes from the lips of God: “Why are you angry?” (Genesis 4:6).  It was addressed to Cain, and it concerned his response to God’s rejection of his offering.  God had rejected it, and Cain should have repented of it.  But he didn’t.  Instead he got angry. Anger…

Who Do You Love?

One of the most widely recognized characters of Greek mythology is Narcissus. Narcissus, the Greeks tell us, was strikingly handsome and drew the attention of many admirers, but arrogantly rejected them all. Concerned about her son, one version of the story relates, his mother inquired of a seer as to what would become of him….

Striving and Thriving

In striving against sin, it should help to remember that… #1. You are not alone. Your temptations are not so rare that no one can relate to them. Sometimes, a Christian may begin to believe that he’s all alone in his struggles, that no one could possibly understand. This pleases Satan, since it inclines us…

Worship Requires Sacrifice

Americans love convenience.  From microwaves to pizza delivery, from cell phones to high-speed Internet, from drive-through funeral viewings to drive-in church, Americans have become increasingly fond of—and accustomed to—convenience.  And convenience is certainly nice in its place.  After all, who isn’t glad to be liberated from the time-consuming, back-breaking drudgery of doing things the “old-fashioned…