Recently I was listening to the Neil Young song After the Goldrush. I’m always struck by one lyric: “I was thinking about what a friend had said, I was hoping it was a lie.” I don’t know what Mr. Young had in mind. Was he referring
Christmastime is loved and celebrated around the world. In the southern hemisphere, this usually means warm weather, an extended break from work or school, time for family and home maintenance, lots of eating and, of course, gift-giving. There is nothing wrong with any of this.
In the previous article I introduced the biblical principle of congregational government or “elder-led congregationalism.” In this article I want to expand on the biblical justification for the practice of the congregation deciding who is “in” and who is “out.” In other words, we will
Kent Hughes observes, “The Gospels taken together reveal that there had been repeated personal pain for Jesus in his early ministry.” We should not let that thought escape us as we examine the passage before us. Our Lord and Saviour experienced much personal pain, including