“The husband is the head of the wife just in so far as he is to her what Christ is to the church. He is to love her as Christ loved the Church—read on—and gave his life for her (Eph. V, 25). The headship, then, is most fully embodied not in the husband we should all wish to be but in him whose marriage is most like a crucifixion; whose wife receives most and gives least, is most unworthy of him—is, in her own mere nature—least loveable. For the Church has no beauty but what the Bridegroom gives her; he does not find, but makes her, lovely.”

C.S. Lewis-The Four Loves

“The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”

C.S. Lewis

Written by Steve Pruitt

King Jesus is enthroned forever
None else will take his place
Every knee will bow to him
In all the human race
And declare him Lord

His kingdom will remain forever
None else will ever reign
Every enemy will fall
To worship at his name
And declare him Lord

Those desiring to reign with him
Must be bought through the cross
Giving homage to the King
Their assets counted loss
And declare him Lord

Revelation 5:10; 11:15, 17:14, 19:15-16; Philippians 2:9-11, 3:7; Romans 10:9;
2 Timothy 2:12; Colossians 2:13-14

As a child growing up in church it was common to hear sermons expounding on the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus as recorded in the gospel of John. The theme of those sermons was the answer to the question “What must a person do to be born again?” And the popular answer to that question was “To be born again you must believe upon Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins.” The preacher emphasized that being born again is a choice that a person makes to follow Christ. In other words, upon being convicted of their sins by the Holy Spirit, a person decides whether or not they want to be born again. That is, a person has free will to accept or reject the new birth being offered to them; they have control over their eternal destination. Some may understand this as the doctrine of self-determination. Continue reading