Jeremy Sarber On Life & Scripture

Insights on God, salvation, and ourselves.

A few more potential problems with ‘modern media’

Like Christ sending his disciples out into a hostile world, we need to know the risks before we can effectively use these technologies for good.

Music in worship is overrated

I like music as much as the next guy, but the contemporary church gives it more weight than our ancient counterpart.

The challenge of every father

Faithfully and consistently discipline and instruct, yet do not exasperate your children. That’s the challenge of every father.

Why does the world hate Christianity?

Why is the Western world growing increasingly hostile toward Christianity? To answer this question, let’s think back to the 1st and 2nd centuries.

‘Modern media’ is potentially dangerous and unnecessary

The devil is real and wants to deceive and destroy. Mass media and the World Wide Web are ideal tools for quickly deceiving as many people as possible.

What’s the point of marriage?

Quoting the oldest text in the Bible on the subject, Paul shows that marriage has substantial meaning. Without it, we would have every reason to ask, “What’s the point?”

When a crackhead became a real father

I could have listened to Al share his folksy wisdom for hours. The lessons he’s learned as a father were among my favorites, but his conversion story was the best.

Repentance has two parts

When sinners repent, they don’t turn away from sin to face nothing on the other side. They simultaneously reject sin while also seeking God’s mercy.

Faith without repentance?

While I believe faith and repentance are distinguishable in Scripture, they are also inseparable.

From what did Christ die to save us?

I fear many claim Christ as their Savior without an answer to this question. Perhaps they know enough to reply, “Hell, of course,” without fully grasping what hell is.

Yes, there is something we must do to be saved

The apostle Paul reminds the Ephesian elders that he testified both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.

The genius of William Tyndale (and the King James translators)

Whenever I’m confronted by those who claim the King James Version is the only true Word of God in English—it happens more than you would think—William Tyndale comes to mind.

The mission field is decorated with rainbow flags

Though we may wonder why God allows humanity’s depravity to utterly consume a nation, the Lord is patient toward us, not wishing that any should perish.

Learning to glorify God in whatever

Whether prince, pauper, or something in between, whatever our lots, God has taught us to say, “It is well with my soul.”

Christians, we’re called to be peacemakers

We can’t altogether avoid conflict, but Christians are called to try. We should be the last people stirring up trouble inside or outside the church.

The paradox of inner strength despite physical decline

Paul’s body is dying, but his heart and soul have never been more alive. How can this be?

Finding contentment from vacation to vocation

Contentment seems easy to achieve when lying on a warm, sunny beach three thousand miles removed from the daily grind.

The apostle Paul’s unwavering endurance through suffering

Despite perpetual adversity, the apostle Paul claims to have immunity from despair. He says, “We do not lose heart.”

The certainty of suffering and death

Just as sparks from a campfire inevitably rise, trouble will soon find us all. No one is exempt. Trouble is inevitable.

A poignant glimpse into a family’s life and loss

The joy I gleaned from Doris’s family photo was overwhelmed by a sense of melancholy. The sweetness was necessarily mingled with bitterness.