Why Can’t God Just Forgive?

Why can't God just forgive? What is the real need for the cross where Jesus was brutally, violently, and painfully executed through crucifixion. Why can't God just forgive? One of the most popular genres of television is the crime procedural, where police investigators use forensic science to solve murders. Just consider the success and duplication of shows … Continue reading Why Can’t God Just Forgive?

Four Views Concerning the Relationship Between “Church and State”

In my study for this coming Sunday's message on Romans 13:1-7, "Citizenship in the City of Man," I have been reading John Stott's commentary on Romans. In his comments on chapter thirteen, he distinguishes four historic views concerning the relationship between the church and state.   He writes, “Relations between church and state have been … Continue reading Four Views Concerning the Relationship Between “Church and State”

Sermon Audio (4.22.12): “No More Sandcastles” • Romans 10:1-21

We are all in a struggle for righteousness, whether as parents, students, professors, engineers or preachers. We all have an impulse in us that wants to "make a name for ourselves." What we discover in Romans 10 is that Jesus is the end of the struggle. Since he has built a righteousness for me, I … Continue reading Sermon Audio (4.22.12): “No More Sandcastles” • Romans 10:1-21