Tag: Good

Book Review:  The Utter Relief of Holiness

Book Review: The Utter Relief of Holiness

Oswald Chambers once wrote, "Holiness, not happiness, is the chief end of man." The most important things in life are often the most simple.  At our center, we see and understand their simplicity. Hugging your little girl.  Throwing the ball with a grandson.  Playing with your puppy.  Marveling in the Lord's creation, especially during these … Continue reading Book Review: The Utter Relief of Holiness

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“Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

“Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

"Not being bad" does not equal "Being good." A common theme in recent discussions with friends is that if we're not bad, we'll go to heaven.  Don't lie, cheat, steal, etc. and you'll enter heaven.  That's simply not the case.  Why?  Because "not being bad" does not equal "being good." "Being righteous" equals "Being good." … Continue reading “Not being bad” does not equal “Being Good”

“Overcome evil with good”: Romans 12

“Overcome evil with good”: Romans 12

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are … Continue reading “Overcome evil with good”: Romans 12