The Philistine armies defeated Israel and captured the ark of the covenant. Although they had conquered Israel, the Philistine soon discovered that they were no match for Israel’s God. When the people of God cry out to him with true repentance, God helps them recover the glory he has made them to enjoy.
The best athletes in the world know that in order to perform at the highest level, they have to develop a high level of self-control. Similarly, Christians practice self-control in pursuit of a prize greater than any athlete could ever win. The Holy Spirit is the Christians’ trainer and coach, keeping them in step with […]
The Christian life is a life of holiness. Unfortunately, many Christians do not know what holiness is nor how to pursue it. The result is not just a failure to live up to God’s standards. Confusion about holiness often leads us away from the gospel itself. Holiness is defined not by following a set of […]
Jesus taught his disciples about the new community that they would become after his death, resurrection, and ascension to heaven. Jesus has high hopes for this new community, so now he prays for this church. He prays for the church because it is there that God’s glory will be seen and God himself will be […]