Protecting Mary

And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. (Matthew 1:19 ESV) When Joseph found out Mary was pregnant with Jesus, he did not make the issue public which would have brought shame upon Mary. They were not...

Seek to Show Hospitality

Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. (Romans 12:13 ESV) One of the marks of a true Christian the Apostle Paul writes about in Romans 12 is that of showing hospitality. Showing hospitality was done by providing strangers with food and...

It Is Okay to Be Angry

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger (Ephesians 4:26 ESV) Christians are often perceived as people who are supposed to live perfect lives. We are supposed to be emotionally detached from the world only responding to situations with pure...

Restore the Sinner with Gentleness

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. (Galatians 6:1 ESV) Today in the church there is a lot of imbalance in the way someone caught in...

Which Thief Are You?

The gospel of Luke (23:33–43) records an exchange between Jesus and two thieves hanging on crosses on either side of him. One thief criticized Jesus while the other defended and sought him. Jesus’ defender, often called “the thief on the cross” found...

Contingently Acceptable Sins

In the landscape of American Christendom, there is an argument whose basic position is that some sins are acceptable contingent upon others sins being ignored. Such contingently acceptable sins are often argued for in light of Christian divorce and the acceptability...

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