Summary: Fear has a way of consuming and controlling our lives as humans. Perfect love is the only thing that casts out fear. When we discover that we were chosen by God in Christ fear may be real in our lives but it will never rule our lives.
Summary: We are the Church and we are the Temple. The Church is not a building we come to. The Church is people, people called out of darkness. We do not come to a Temple to offer animal sacrifices. We come together as the Church to offer ourselves to God.
Summary: We commonly associate temporary blindness with bright light, such as looking directly into the sun. It seems strange, then, to read a scripture which tells us that we can be blinded by the darkness! Darkness makes the eyes more alert, more receptive.
Summary: A commentary in response to the April 28, 2014, cover story of Time Magazine titled "Finding God in the Dark". Christians should be questioning and responding to the emerging secularization of society which is being confused with spiritual growth.
Summary: This is holiness: to love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. This is holiness: to love your neighbor has yourself. This is holiness: to recognize our identity and our purpose, both wrapped up in the work of God.
Summary: Peter addresses the church and communicates the glad tidings that we, the people of God, possess tremendous privileges. The Church is privileged in that it is able to shine with & proclaim the excellencies of God.
Summary: For to worship is to quicken the conscience by the Holiness of God; to feed the mind with the truth of God; to purge the imagination by the beauty of God; to open the heart to the love of God; to devote the will to the purpose of God.