GOD WILL

GOD WILL

(First preached by Chris Sanders at Ridgewood Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky, October 10, 2021) On their return the apostles told Jesus all they had done. He took them with him and withdrew privately to a city called Bethsaida.  When the crowds found out about...
Christian Faith Is a Calling, Not a Formula

Christian Faith Is a Calling, Not a Formula

By John Pierce Editor’s note: Due to extensive travel in September, this column is a reworking of one that first appeared Aug. 9, 2019. A big question for us today is: How did so much of American Christianity today get so far from Jesus? The answer can be traced to...
Just Following Orders

Just Following Orders

“What do you want? A medal? A prize just for showing up? Do your job!” Ouch, that’s a little harsh. Use your mind’s ear to hear those words delivered with sarcasm at high volume, by a shrill friend, or an exasperated boss, or a military drill instructor. How does that...
U.S. Labor History Filled with Days of Infamy and Pride

U.S. Labor History Filled with Days of Infamy and Pride

History is made of moments. Days of pride and days of infamy. In infamy, Dec. 7, 1941. Sept. 11. Burned into our souls. Let Jan. 6 be burned there, too. Lest we forget. The Tulsa Race Massacre of June 1921 is now burning into America’s soul. Rightly so. Too much of...
There’s Rules, And There’s Rules

There’s Rules, And There’s Rules

Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. “Teacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?” He answered, “What’s written in God’s Law? How do you interpret it?” He said, “That you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer...
Temptation and Choices

Temptation and Choices

Good choices are hard, especially in weak moments. Does it help us with our choices to know that Jesus had weak moments and tough choices, too? Now Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wild. For forty wilderness days and...

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