Those who no longer participate in the pleasures of this world may suffer for that choice, but God will vindicate them.
Christians have a powerful adversary, the devil. But he can be resisted, and God’s promises are trustworthy.
Future bodily resurrection transforms grief from despair to hope.
Worship cuts off the process of idolatry and allows us to turn back to our good Creator.
We need people in our lives to journey with us in order that we may “watch over one another in love” between our Sundays and other times of worship.
John Wesley often said that he instituted bands among the people called Methodist in order to create a setting where James 5:16 could be practiced and lived out.
The Holy Spirit reverses the curse of entropy, of chaos. He renews to counterbalance the fallen state of this world that is headed for destruction.
The more you turn to the Holy Spirit, the more you develop a secure, ridiculous, and joyful hope that everything is possible.
Jesus connects the mission of the church, the reception of the Holy Spirit, and forgiveness. He makes forgiveness what the church, the community of disciples, does in the world.
Forgiveness is reconciliation, the beginning of intimacy with God. That relationship saves us, by degrees, to become the love that has saved us.