From the Pastor's Desk

The Necessity of Hate

  • Posted on: 21 January 2018
  • By: Chris Strevel

One of the most dangerous lies Satan is currently spewing is that there must be no hatred anywhere. All men must accept and embrace all other men, regardless of the way they live and the gods they worship. Satan is the father of lies, and this is a most pleasing and alluring lie. He is at his best when he can turn a virtue, such as love, to evil purposes.  

Gracious Parenting

  • Posted on: 14 January 2018
  • By: Chris Strevel


           The desire to bring “grace” into parenting raises many questions. “Grace” has become something of a mantra to disparage duty and to equate obedience with legalism. If a moral judgment is made, the rejoinder will often be, “Well, you need to be gracious.” Yet, if grace is pitted against God’s law, it is a false grace. If grace is used to excuse sin, again, grace is being dangerously misused. Grace is not a license to find ways to get around God’s commands.