Each week Dudley Hall writes an devotional reflection on a passage of Scripture that is emailed to subscribers and posted on this blog. Join Dudley in studying the Scriptures and applying the transformational truth of the gospel to your life.
This seems an odd statement to the contemporary American Christian. We not only have been led to view suffering as something to avoid, it is often seen as evidence that our faith is defective. We are often exhorted to believe some specific admonition so that we will find the highest level of comfort and convenience possible. We are embarrassed about our suffering more than we consider it a privilege. When asked how we are doing in our efforts to represent Christ and his gospel, we tend to feature the numbers who love us and think we are grand. We seldom mention the hostility that exists in the world toward a God who refuses to conform to current societal norms.... Keep Reading
Every religion in the world, except the gospel of Jesus Christ, offers alternatives to regain God's favor. When the gospel is not central (and repeated often) we slip in our faith and shift in our hope.... Keep Reading