Speaking the Truth in Love

Posts from January 2019

The Better Choice

Christians tend to separate sins into two categories: “big sins” and “little sins.” It’s sometimes said that little wrongs are mine and big transgressions are yours. Perhaps it’s just as common for the church to think that big sins are only the transgressions associated with social disgrace. For example, a man sins big if he…

Dinner with Family

Dinner with Family meets every Wednesday evening from 5:30- 6:45. It’s okay if you are late . You are still welcome. Only $2 dollars for each person or $5 dollars for a family. Joyce and Paula want to especially encourage Christian men to come and lead the prayer before the meal! And if you cannot…

Is a Wall Immoral?

Politicians say that building a wall to secure the southern border of the U.S. would be “immoral.” So it’s a sin? God is against it? He wouldn’t have anything to do with a nation’s protecting its citizens with a physical barrier? Well, what about the Old Testament story of Nehemiah? This Jewish man was the…

Rachel’s Empty Arms

Rachel’s Empty Arms By David Wright Introduction: The Genesis account of Joseph is a familiar Bible story. Even small children in Sunday school classes hear about the beautiful robe worn by Jacob’s favorite son. Joseph was only 17 when his older brothers stripped from him that symbol of their father’s partiality and sold him as…

Mrs. Lot’s Worldly Home

Mrs. Lot’s Worldly Home By David Wright On the afternoon of February 26, 2004, I was sitting in a medical clinic waiting room. A television tuned to CNN’s “Headline News” was announcing the day’s top stories. In the preceding two weeks, the mayor of San Francisco had been issuing illegal marriage licenses to same-gender couples.…

Mary’s Embarrassing Pregnancy

Mary’s Embarrassing Pregnancy By David Wright Introduction Whitney was an outstanding student in high school. Her GPA was a perfect 4.0. The most difficult courses—chemistry, physics, calculus, trigonometry—were her favorites. Her impressive ACT and SAT scores earned her a full scholarship at the state university 15 miles from home. Whitney is now 19, a second-semester…

The Samaritan Woman’s Immoral Lifestyle

The Samaritan Woman’s Immoral Lifestyle By David Wright Introduction One afternoon when I was preaching in Mississippi, my home phone rang. When I answered, a stranger introduced herself and then went straight to the point of her call. She wanted me to perform her wedding ceremony. Since her voice had the husky sound of a…