From the Pastor's Desk

For the Love of Liberty

  • Posted on: 16 April 2021
  • By: Chris Strevel

Religious liberty from the commandments and traditions of men and political liberty from the arbitrary, lawless intrusions of men are blessed fruits of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sin-enslaved men will never be liberty-possessing men. The first liberty and the foundation of all other liberties is deliverance from slavery to sin and Satan (Rom. 8:21; 2 Tim. 2:26). True liberty exists when men walk in obedience to God’s commandments in holy Scripture (Ps. 119:65).

Contentment

  • Posted on: 7 March 2021
  • By: Chris Strevel

So much of our agitation in this life is due to lack of contentment. Contentment is directly related to faith in God and trust that his specific providences in our lives are not only unavoidable because he is sovereign but also good because he is wise and loving. When life in the world unsettles us with fear and anxiety, we similarly fail to take seriously and apply personally that God is ruling over all, including evil men, and that he is working good through them for his people.

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