Tuesday is for Thinking “Christ died for us so that we would not have to die for sin, not so that we would not have to die for others.” Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper, 77. Christian, pour your life out in service of your neighbors. Don’t be afraid or shirk your responsibility to … More Living for Others
Christ alone is our righteousness.
That bubble of water over the land mass of the USA is all the water there is on planet earth. “We think of Earth as the water planet. But what if you [took] … all of the water on Earth and form[ed] it into a sphere, or bubble? How big would the bubble be? The … More The Wonder of God’s Creation
I doubt it. But I suspect that most people have verbalized those five words or that sentiment in their spirit after some particularly convicting portion of Scripture was exposited on a Sunday morning. Most pastors (in my experience) don’t try to deliberatley make people feel guilty. I know I don’t try to do that. But … More “My Pastor is Guilting Me.”
I’m not selling anything. I am simply the messenger. The message is simple. I am a citizen and ambassador of a Kingdom. My allegiance is to the King of the Kingdom.I currently dwell in another kingdom, the kingdom of this world and have a dual citizenship in the country in which I was born, the … More The King Has an Announcement
Yes. Instead, do what the Bible tells you to do. Meditate on it. Here’s a link to a short article that will tell you why and I couldn’t agree more. (Link) And here is another brief meditation on the how the psalmsist views himself. He doesn’t see himself as someone who studies the word of … More Stop Studying the Bible?
Here’s one of those stories that demonstrates the kind of creativity and commitment to blessing our neighborhoods that is so needed in the secular age we live in. The article is short and worth your time. This would make a great start to a brainstorming session of a home-group that is missionally focused on reaching … More “Planting Goodness in the Neighborhood”
Woke up with this tune in my head for no apparent reason. Haven’t heard it in years, but I couldn’t get the following line out of my head: Ponder anew, what the Almighty can do, If with his love, he befriend you. I am going to ponder the befriending of God in the gospel all … More When God Reminds You of Glory
Tuesday Afternoon Musings When are we going to stop playing games? “Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of the God, . . .” —2 Peter 3:11 This week … More What Sort of People are We?
On my reading desk. “The Joy of fearing God? It sounds like a contradiction in terms. One of the first times I used the expression, my listener (a Christian leader) gave a puzzled look and responded, ‘That’s an interesting combination of words.’ I suspect he was being polite as he really thought, ‘How can anyone … More What Happened to the Fear of God?