Salt of the Earth: Being the Real Thing
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by people” (Matthew 5:13).
Scattering Salt and Shining Light
“You are the salt of the earth…. You are the light of the world.” Our roles as salt and light grow out of our willingness to live the kind of life Jesus described in the Beatitudes.
Ascension: Seated With Him
Jesus’ ascension into heaven has important implications for our understanding of His divinity and for our life of faith.
“Blessed Are Those Who Have Been Persecuted”: Persecution and Being “In Christ”
Persecution is a natural part of the Christian life. Because we are in Christ and He is in us, those who oppose Him will resist us.
Walking Through the Valleys. II: To the Other Side (revisited)
A valley is merely a low point between two high places. You can climb the mountain out of the valley to the glorious summit where the light of the Son dispels all darkness. If you are in the valley, continue to follow God. Praise Him that He wants you to abide on the mountaintop, not…