At some point, all of us will die. The sheer inevitability of death provokes all kinds of questions and good deal of unspoken fear. What will happen when I die? Are heaven and hell actually real? How do I cope with the loss of a loved one?
To be a Christian is to choose a life of exile. The reason is simple. If Jesus is your Savior, then you are part of the kingdom of God. This present world is no longer your home.
I had the privilege of starting a new sermon series this morning from the book of Isaiah. Over the next 9 months, we hope to preach through most of the 66 chapters in this book. Here's why.
"Pray without ceasing." (1 Thess. 5:17) Few Christians object to the priority of prayer. Yet many feel like they don't know how to pray or battle a constant low-grade guilt over not praying enough.