Just over a year before the Liberty Bell rang out, calling all to come hear the Declaration of Independence, a young Paul Revere took his well-known Midnight Ride. Few of us who have been raised under the tutelage of our country are unaware of this ride. Yet how many of us know that on the very same night, a black man, Wentworth Cheswell, the freed grandson of a slave, also rode a Midnight Ride? Cheswell was the first black judge elected, in 1768. He was a devoted husband, church member, father of thirteen children, and for fo...
Our culture has become contaminated and saturated with hatred, racism, meanness and a host of other expressions of contempt. And like a bad virus, it’s spreading through our society.
We’re living in a time when it’s only about me. What I think. How I feel. What I want. And if I have to harm you with my words or my actions in order to get what I want—well, too bad. We see this attitude on display in the news every day. This kind of evil has penetrated our culture, but it is not a reflection of God’s heart.
Galatians was written by the Apostle Paul to clear up some major misunderstandings about the gospel. And since some of these same errors are common among Christians today, we should pay attention to its message.
Matthew 11:29 says, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart ….” To “take” something means you have to reach out to grab it. In New Testament times, the land was full of farmers. He was talking about a harness that connects two farming animals together.