The Gospel

The Gospel

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

When the Going Gets Tough...

Life is Hard.

Anyone who would suggest otherwise...might want to check their pulse.

Life with bad theology can be unbearable.

But for those who know Christ, those who believe and trust his word, there is hope.

For years, many Bible teachers have espoused the idea that a good God would not allow his people to suffer. Try telling that to the nation of Israel. As they were preparing for their journey out of Egypt, they heard and believed the gospel, they were excited about the promised land and then...Pharaoh started to abuse them...life went from bad to worse...

And the bad theology led the Jewish to blame Moses, blame God, blame the gospel. But the problem was not with any of those things...the problem was with them. God never promised them an easy journey; he never promised them a life free from pain. What he did promise them was a future.

God has given us the same promise. Those that are found in Christ have a future. A steady dose of good theology, of the rich Gospel of Jesus Christ, will encourage us when life is hard and will give us hope when things around us are a mess.

Life may be hard...but when the going gets tough...don't get mad, don't blame God, don't lose hope...hold firm to the Gospel....and wait....there is much still to be done.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

What Are We Doing?

Christians have long stood for the support of the family in public and private life. But the family has gone through a crisis, even in the church, in recent years. How now will this current economic crisis further affect the family and the church at large.

Dr. Russell D. Moore, Vice President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, looks into this issue in an article to Touchstone Magazine. You can find that article here.

I would be interested to know what you think. Leave your thoughts.

The Outpost - Bible Preaching (Brooke Taylor)