Resources

What If I’m Too Ill to Attend Church?

Question from a reader:

What about the chronically ill who are unable to attend any services? I’m also too ill to even have someone from a church come to visit regularly for fellowship and prayer.

Does Revelation 3:5 Suggest That a Name Can Be Removed from the Book of Life?

Question from a Reader: In Revelation 3:5 Jesus says, “The one who conquers will be clothed thus in white garments, and I will never blot his name out of the book of life.” Doesn’t that clearly suggest that it is in fact possible to be blotted out of the book of life? In other words, that a saved person can become unsaved if they fail to “conquer,” that is, to live a victorious Christian life?

Ayudándonos unos a otros en abandonar el pecado y seguir a Jesús (Helping One Another Forsake Sin and Follow Jesus)

Frecuentemente, como creyentes no nos damos cuenta que la mayor bondad que nos podemos ofrecer unos a otros es la verdad. Nuestro trabajo no es solo en ayudarnos en sentirnos bien sino en ayudarnos a ser buenos. A menudo pensamos que nuestras únicas opciones son: 1) decir la verdad dolorosamente; o 2) no decir nada en el nombre de la gracia. Esto es una mentira.

S'aider les uns les autres à abandonner le péché et suivre Jésus (Helping One Another Forsake Sin and Follow Jesus)

Beaucoup trop souvent, en tant que croyants, nous ne nous rendons pas compte que le plus grand acte de bonté qu'il nous est donné de manifester, c'est de dire la vérité. Notre rôle n'est pas seulement de nous aider les uns les autres à nous sentir bien, mais de nous aider mutuellement à être bons. Nous pensons souvent que nous avons seulement le choix entre : 1) Dire la vérité au risque de blesser, 2) Ne rien dire au nom de la grâce. C'est faux.

Will There Be Law on The New Earth?

We know that on the New Earth, sin will be done away with and will be no more. (Read more on that from Randy.) So laws restraining people from doing bad or harmful things won’t be necessary. We’ll be fully righteous, and all we do will be honoring to Jesus.

What Is a Christian and Pastoral Perspective on Putting a Pet Down?

Question from a Reader:

We have a woman in our church who is wrestling with when to put her dog down. The dog is older and keeps alternating between good days and bad days. She fears that she will have a ton of guilt if she does it “before the dog’s time.” How might I pastorally advise her on such a situation? And also, what resources do you have that deal with this from a Christian perspective? This dog means the world to her, and I am anticipating needing to shepherd her through the grieving process when that day comes.