Jesus Christ is the complete answer of God for the problem and need of mankind. Our problem is not ignorance, which education will solve. Our problem is not poverty, which more robust social programs will eradicate. Our problem is sin. It’s consequence, eternal and spiritual, is separation from God, Isaiah 5.1-2; Colossians 1.21. We cannot now imagine the despair and suffering caused by our rejection of God. No human action will repair that damage. So God sent his Son to pay the price for our sins, 1 Corinthians 6.20. Our Lord declared time and again that he came to save us from ourselves, Luke 19.10. This is the great act of grace on his part, Titus 3.4-7. Continue reading “Look to Jesus Christ”
Fellowship is a big issue among us. Not a few books have been written about it to define what it is, to whom it extends, from whom it ought to be withdrawn.
Fellowship deserves attention. After all, we were created for it. Christ redeemed us so that it could be restored. A whole cluster of words describe it in Scripture. The noun for fellowship, communion, participation, koinonia, is found in the New Testament 17 times, but the teaching on it goes far beyond that group of terms.
In the first chapter of 1 John, the apostle states that our fellowship is with God, Christ, and one another. Continue reading “The big issue of fellowship”
The columnists of Forthright have been invited to devote themselves during the month of June to the topic of duty. They are free to write about any topic. But we’ll highlight on the front page articles tagged with the word “duty.” A few articles of the past tagged this way are already at the top of the front page. Check them out.
The Old Testament speaks frequently of duties of the priest, Levites, and the king. The NLT has Shecaniah saying to Ezra the scribe, who was laid low by the sins of the people: Continue reading “Our duty to get up and take action”
In this editorial, we talk about theme changes and more profound ones: support loss, donation link, ministry growth, and purpose statement. Continue reading “Changes afoot”
Renewing an American passport with the federal government takes weeks. Even though our case has unusual circumstances, someone from a state representative’s office said the normal process is now taking around six weeks.
Contrast that with the last time I renewed my US driver’s license. Continue reading “Closer is better”
This congregation is doing the Lord’s work. Continue reading A Texas church worthy of imitation
FMag offers new features and an enhanced experience with its new website. Continue reading New Forthright Magazine site enhances content, experience
The editor outlines upcoming changes to the online magazine in the move to new software and a new facelift. Continue reading Forthright makes changes, updates
For six days last week, I taught about 14 full-time students in a Christian training school in another part of Brazil. Continue reading Notes from the Flying Editor
by Brad Price I once saw a business card that referred to the “Jelly Bean Gospel.” Using the color of four jelly beans, the “plan of salvation” on this card went something like this: Continue reading Jelly Bean Gospel