We have always been blame shifters. Cain blamed Abel for God’s rejection of his sacrifice (Gen. 4:8). Saul blamed David for his woes (1 Sam. 18:8-9). The Pharisees didn’t deny Judas’ admission of guilt
A few years back I hit a wall. I was tired, stressed and anxious about the prospect of returning to church ministry after a vacation. I shut down; my body felt panicked and weak.
I have often caught myself thinking ill of another believer’s actions, and then the Holy Spirit makes me aware of my own glaring flaws. Can you relate? Every seasoned believer has experienced the sin
I was recently introduced to a cultural term-Tall Poppy Syndrome-which was new to me but which expresses a phenomenon I have repeatedly observed. It is a term that expresses a cultural notion, prevalent in
A Christian friend recently admitted of conflict resolution: “I need to learn to fight better!” Very true. Christians fight. We always have and we always will until Jesus takes us home! We fight in
By grace, God has dispensed unique spiritual gifts to his people that are intended to bring him glory and benefit the church. Lists of gifts occur in several places in the New Testament (Rom.
I once had a parent bring their child to me after a sermon with this question: “Pastor, why did you use the word ‘stupid’ in your sermon?” I snickered inside as I recalled the