Great Quotes from Weekend Reading “The twenty-first century has begun with the shattering realization that there is no safe place on earth. Slowly, perhaps, many are wakening to the biblical view that ‘here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come’ (Hebrews 13:14); that this world does not offer a … More A Major Problem for American Christians
Thursday is for Discipleship Here are some alpine heights of biblical truth. 1 Peter 2:9-12. I hope you can spend some time meditating on the majestic announcement of who you are by virtue of the glad news of the gospel. There is so much here for the heart to rejoice in and for the body to … More Who You are is Not Who You Were
Monday is for Challenge Here’s a great post from memory delight that all my farmer friends in Iroquois County, IL will appreciate. My comments and a challenge follow. Neil Orchard was talking with a farmer about his soy bean and corn crops. Rain had been abundant, and the results were evident. So his comment surprised … More What We Can Learn for Our Souls from Last Year’s Soy Bean Crop
Sunday Musings A friend recently post a Facebook link to an old R.E.M. song. He called them one of his favorite bands. I think he has good taste. I too have always thought of R.E.M. as one of those bands that was more interested in good music than big commercial success (though they have had … More Musing on R.E.M.’s “Everybody Hurts”
Tuesday is for Preaching “You and I need bread for the body (Matt. 6:11), but we must not live by physical bread alone. We also need food for the inner person to satisfy our spiritual needs. This food is the Word of God (Ps. 119:103; Jer. 15:16; 1 Peter 2:2). What digestion is to the … More Hungry to Learn and Eager to Apply
Sunday Afternoon Musings 1 Peter 2:9-10 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once … More The Glory of Slavery and Possession
Monday Discussion We are a royal priesthood to our God. That is what Peter says in 1 Peter 2:9. Alexander Whyte writes: Our office is not the apostolic office, but Paul would be the first to say to us that our office is quite as magnificent as ever his office was. Let us, then, magnify … More Royal Pains: What Does a Royal Priesthood Do?
Weekend Musings Conclusion: Sojourners Change the World (Part 6) One result of living like sojourners, knowing we are bathed in the blood of the cross, and identified with the sacrifice of our Savior and desiring to emulate Him as close as possible, will be a powerful stimulus to less homogeneity in our congregations and fewer … More Sojourners Change the World, So Let’s Not be Settlers
Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (part 4) Today: The effect of a sojourners lifestyle on settlers This disquiets the settler. He or she believes in Christ but still looks for fulfillment and joy in things, and experiences, and accomplishments, rather than in Christ himself—in the … More The Difference a Sojourner’s Lifestyle Makes to Settlers
Monday Discussion How do you think about yourself and your life as a Christian? Who are you in Christ? What is a biblical way of thinking about the answer to those questions that can transform your spiritual life? Some more questions What is the self identity of the Christian? How is the believer to view … More What is a Christian? How Should He View Himself and His Mission?