What before were human qualifications, in the hands of the Holy Spirit become Holy Love; the demonstrative power of God.
A God who dies for his own people in order to save them is not only implausible; it is an absurdity.
The gospel permits "great distress," but it can rarely tolerate outrage, no matter how warranted.
Petitions and protests have their place in the church, but they tend to be pretty flimsy and of little consequence unless their purposed outcomes have deep moorings in the Word of God.
Even in the midst of difficulties, the psalmist looks back from a future point when his deliverance has taken place.
To be "open-minded" can be a good thing, but open-mindedness is only virtuous to the extent it is accompanied by rigorous discernment.
The Empire can tolerate respectable religion but it can never accommodate the faith of Jesus.
Paul was the master angler—the pro. He knew where the fish would be and when.
Are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness inalienable rights, or are they the undeserved gifts of God?
The prisoners baptize the jailer and his whole family as the Holy Spirit cleanses their wounds and initiates them into the Kingdom of God—the New Creation now unfolding.