So, as Christians we believe in a doctrine of original sin. We believe that by nature we are sinful and desperately in need of grace to free us from our own nature. I see this in my own life.
I am Jack’s raging bile duct.
I love God.
I love people.
So does He.
This is why I get utterly furious when I learn about pastoral sex scandals and folks using God as a tool to take advantage of the unsuspecting.
I just stumbled upon this article from the UK’s Daily Mail from my buddy’s Facebook, and it’s really stunning
I’ve been thinking about Mary & Martha lately. The lesson is basically a very practical example of how the gospel is lived. It is about how grace is applied practically in being and becoming who God wants us to be.
So here’s my latest. I was set the question, ‘Why should we worship Jesus?’
attention to earthly things bends my soul away from the knowledge of things above;
earthly love extinguishes in me delight in heavenly things.
The habit of vice has wiped away in me the knowledge of true good.
I was cut to the core this evening by a sermon from Erwin McManus called ‘Prayer: Spiritual Activism.‘ He tells of his 13 year old son who was continually asking Erwin how you could hear from God, or what it was like to hear God’s voice.
A follow up on my last post, ‘Reviving the Tribe‘
So I’ve been reading Reviving the Tribe by Eric Rofes.
I’ve always thought it was cool that Paul told the Corinthians that he was determined to know nothing among them but Christ and Him crucified and he told the elders in Ephesus that he was innocent of their blood because he did not shrink from proc
Stumbled upon a cool quote the other day. Some fellow called Dawson Trotman. Apparently he founded the navigators. Bully. The quote is “Thoughts disentangle themselves when they pass through the lips and the fingertips.”
I was recently blown away by Hebrews 1.
I read this the other day and it blessed me.
35 Reasons Not To Sin
I’ve decided I no longer like sovereign grace. It’s a redundancy.
There’s a legend told by the Roman historian Livy in his history of Rome called Ex Urbe Condita. In the 6th century BC, Rome was invaded by an Etruscan king, Lars Porsena. Porsena laid siege to the city of Rome.
I think one of the greatest obstacles to folk’s belief in a God who’s in charge of the world in the way He claims to be is the sense everyone has that they choose freely.
I’ve been reading a little booklet by Ken Sande’s Peacemaker Ministries, and it’s got some useful stuff. I read the first section today.
See Phillippians 2:6-11