What is the only way for Penn’s culture of depravity to change? If we change. What is the only way we will change? By being born again. By trusting in Christ alone. By dying to our old selves and being made alive in Christ.
American believers are limited in their religion to Sunday morning worship and huddling together for Bible study. They retreat into the four walls of the church and enjoy materialistic pleasures while their society regresses into ancient paganism.
When you feel small and insignificant, look to the One who eternally holds you in His hands, who numbers even the stars and knows them by name. He knows even the number of hairs on your head, and you are precious to Him.
From Genesis to Revelation, the Scriptures enumerate God’s thoughts on the human person — specifically, that they are infinitely valuable as His image-bearers.
“I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth” (1 Corinthians 3:6-7). This is our imperative; plant, water, and wait in humility for God to give growth.
We have only a moment in this life before dwelling with our Father and Savior for all of eternity—what immense hope this brings!
The apostle Paul expresses a longing to “preach the gospel… not where Christ has already been named.” Like the apostle, we have been sent to a people who have not heard the name of Christ.