In our culture, “pet peeve” has somehow became an acceptable euphemism to justify a response of inappropriate irritability, anger, and resentment. These are all things we should be putting to death as followers of Christ.… Read More Put Your Pet Peeves to Death
I have always found Jesus’ baptism intriguing yet a bit mysterious. Why did the perfect, sinless Son of God insist on being baptized by John the Baptist, who offered a “baptism of repentance”? I think the answer is actually in the Old Testament!… Read More Why Was Jesus Baptized by John?
Last week we considered the possibility that we may be too quick to call fellow brothers and sisters legalistic because they have a stricter conscience conviction on something. Paul was actually very forgiving of these brothers with overly cautious conscience convictions and even tells us to welcome these brothers. We mainly concluded that we should… Read More Charity & Conscience (Part 2, Looking Inward)
Many of us have a highly-sensitive Legalist radar. Any time it seems someone is adding unnecessary rules to Scripture, we are quick to point this out and label it as legalism. However, while legalists may very well be the “rule police”, I fear many of us have become self-appointed “legalist police.”… Read More Charity & Conscience (Part 1, The Legalist Police)