Tag: Devotion

Should We ‘Dress Up’ for Church?

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things and by your will they existed and were created.” Rev 4:11 Should men wear ties to church? Should women wear dresses? Jesus is the King…

The Devil Didn’t Make You Do It

“But each person is tempted when he is lured (baited) and enticed (reeled in) by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.” James 1:14-15 It is true that…

It’s OK to Disagree Sometimes

“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17 Yesterday during the graduation dinner, Ray and I had one of our perennial debates. We discussed (rather lively!) our views of evangelism- its purpose and method. We went around and around debating the effectiveness…

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Been Hurt by the Local Church

“…with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace…” Eph 4:2 Dear Reader, I’m sorry. Maybe you grew up in an environment of legalism? You weren’t allowed…

The Gospel is Life-Changing

“Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures.” James 1:18 Annie Lobert grew up in Minnesota. She lived the quintessential American life… until she was sexually abused as…