On How Sin Warps Our Emotions and Other Issues.

Musing and Quotes from My Weekend Reading On How Sin Warps Our Emotions “Bent creatures are full of fears.”  –C.S. Lewis (Out of the Silent Planet, 122) On the Need for both Discontentment and Contentment in the Christian Life “The biblical summons of Christian disciples to a lifestyle of contentment in Christ does not mean … More On How Sin Warps Our Emotions and Other Issues.

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Eschatology is About a Hope-saturated Praxis

Eschatology is about a hope-saturated praxis, not figuring out days. Update:  I had an interesting discussion with a new family to our church this morning after the service. The conversation ranged over a host of doctrinal issues. The whole experience reminded me of this post from early in 2011. “Be on your guard” “Keep awake.” … More Eschatology is About a Hope-saturated Praxis

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Church Planter Character Quality: You have to Love Non-Christians

Church Planter:  Here’s what I know about you … You want to change the world. You want to serve Jesus. You want to see his name exalted. You want to see the lost get found. You want to see lives transformed from darkness to light. I’m praying for you. I’m praying that the flame of … More Church Planter Character Quality: You have to Love Non-Christians

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Loving Your Neighbor is Impossible without a Willingness to Risk

Randy Alcorn had a great quote on his blog yesterday  from C.S. Lewis on the vulnerability of love. I’ve got nothing to add except that I want to encourage you to not think of its application with regard to romance but in relationship with your neighbors and those to whom God is calling you to … More Loving Your Neighbor is Impossible without a Willingness to Risk

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Hate is Everywhere Except for One Who is Not Far from the Kingdom of God

Friday is for Heart Songs It is passion week, Tuesday afternoon to be exact. On Sunday the Temple grounds were examined along with the hearts that frequented the confines there. No faith-fruit was in evidence. (Mark 11:11) On Monday, the King returned, looking for fruit on a fig tree (Mark 11:12). The fig tree is … More Hate is Everywhere Except for One Who is Not Far from the Kingdom of God

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A Blizzard of Imperatives for Serious (Real) Christians

Thursday is for Discipleship Here’s a discipleship study to sober and deepen your new converts. Have them read Romans 12:9-13:14. Ask them to make a list of all the things that Paul commanded the Roman believers to do under the heading “Marks of a True Follower of Christ“ After they have plowed through that blizzard … More A Blizzard of Imperatives for Serious (Real) Christians

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