Sunday Afternoon Musings It’s one of my favorite passages of Scripture. And for me, it’s hard to read it and not be awed by its truth. In fact, EVERY time I read it I feel like I am on the edge of cliff face looking up, and complete understanding is waiting for me only if I scale … More Marveling at Forgiveness
Six months ago we posted this video in the hopes that it might go viral and make a powerful impact on the churches of America to repent and respond better to the tragedy of abortion in our country. It was shared 100 times on Facebook and viewed over 370 times on Youtube.com. Not quite viral. … More “… for you are a man of war.”
Sunday Afternoon Musings God had a problem with Israel. I suspect he might have the same problem with us. That thought was driven home to me while reading David Timms, Living the Lord’s Prayer. Chapter 8 is a meditation on the phrase “Forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors.” Timms quotes … More A Love that Will Not Let Us Go Calls Us Out of Our Lethargy
This continues the post Forgiveness: The Word We Most Need to Hear What do you do to strengthen your heart while you wait for the forgiveness your heart longs for? Remember that there is ONE who forgives perfectly and rejoice in Him (Phil. 4:4; 1 Thess. 5:16-18). Put your trust in God, not in a … More More Thoughts on Strengthening Your Heart When You aren’t Forgiven
What is offered by Christ is unlike anything we have experienced in this life. Forgiveness: The Word We Most Need to Hear.
Thursday Meditation in Passion Week There is a kind of ‘forgiveness” whose only beneficiary is the forgiver. Perhaps you have been on the receiving end of such forgiveness. You confessed your wrong, acknowledged your guilt, took responsibility for your wickedness, asked for the healing balm of forgiveness and you were granted it. At least, those … More Forgiveness: The Word We Most Need to Hear
Begin your 2015 right with a 10 minute meditation on the scandalous mercy of God and how the cross is the answer to how God can hate sinners and love them at the same time. The gospel is deeper than anyone has ever imagined. The love and mercy of God is richer and more mysterious and … More The Scandalous Mercy of God
Sunday Musings Forgiven people ought to be great forgivers. We ought to be the most forgiving people on the planet. And here is part of the reason why. “In Matthew 18:22 Peter asks, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive someone who sins against me? Up to seven times!’ Jesus responded, ‘I tell you, not … More How Extravagant Should Our Forgiveness Be?
Another fantastic offering from Kairos Journal. Sometimes the most common things in our lives, (“Yeah, the parable of the prodigal son, I know that story”) are just too familiar for us. We know them and so we dismiss them. We think we know them so we never stop and get out our pick axes and dig … More How Deep the Father’s Love for Us, How Vast Beyond All Measure
Most Christians, most days, need to remember this. For more see: The Perfect Church Includes a Lot of Imperfect People.