by Kevin M. Leary on November 1st, 2022
Catchy phrases with ambiguous meanings have become normal in our day! “Choose love,” “Science is real,” and “End Racism” are slogans that can be found on a football field, a bumper sticker, or a political yard sign! But what do those messages really mean? Should we join the chorus and proclaim these statements?
In the Training of the Lord
by Kevin M. Leary on September 30th, 2022
A distinct imperative for every Christian home is for children to be brought up “in the training of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). It is distinct, not because children are not brought up in homes, for they certainly are brought up. Nor is it distinct because children are not taught to love and worship; for all parents are worshippers and in their training of their children they will teach their childr...
A Brief Theology of Tearing Down Idols
by Cory Messerschmidt on September 1st, 2022
Through our summer Lifelink study of the book of Judges, we saw the pervasiveness of idolatry in Israel. The lessons from Israel’s disobedience of the Lord’s commands are greatly instructive for us today. When we become comfortable with idols, something is remarkably wrong!
by Cory Messerschmidt on July 1st, 2022
It is clear from Scripture that we are to have a multigenerational mindset. As Asaph says in the instruction-oriented Psalm 78, “we will… tell to the generations to come the praises of Yahweh.” (v.4) As Proverbs 13:22 instructs us, “A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.” And yet, as theologian Doug Wilson says, “Christians almost never think about their great-grandchildren.”
Love is NOT Love: God is Love
by Kevin M. Leary on June 1st, 2022
Definitions matter! Words have mean- ing! But meaningful words can fall into a meaningless pit when we attempt to define that word by itself. Teachers for years have pro- claimed that you should not define a word us- ing that same word. Yet today, there are many who attempt to define a very meaningful word, “love,” in a very meaningless way, “love is love.” A closer look at the worldview of those that are promoting “love is love,” which is of- ten times publicly displayed using a six- colored rainbow, will lead you to a worldview where good is called evil, righteousness is called intolerance, and truth is relative.
God's High Calling for Women
by Cory Messerschmidt on April 27th, 2022
The month of May is one that is full of new life. As we (try to!) shake off the last vestiges of the Western New York winter, plants are beginning to grow leaves and flowers are coming up. It is fitting, then, that this is also the month in which we celebrate Mother’s Day.
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