Christ alone is our righteousness.
Tuesday is for Preaching It is amazing how much you learn and relearn when reading great books. I have 10,000 volumes in my library. over 4,000 on shelves and the remaining ones in one digital form or another. Some are reference works that you don’t necessarily read but use to study other books. Others are … More How Costly Grace is Cheapened
Saturday Musings Jesus is the pearl of great price. The gospel of Christ is the treasure in the field. May we never recover from the wonder and the demands of grace. “Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly … More The Cost of Grace
Friday is for Heart Songs We’re human. We’re American. We’re educated. We’re healthy (mostly). And all those blessings are opportunities for gratefulness. They are opportunities to acknowledge our contingency, our dependence on things outside of our control, and for which we have no merit. We are simply the recipients of grace, unmerited favor. But when … More There is No Third Option: Either Prayer Fuels the Work or the Flesh Will
Thursday is for Repentance Every Christian has a cancer of the soul. In our better moments we know it. In our lesser moments, we forget. And the world around us suffers the consequences. We came to Christ because we recognized our need for a Savior. We knew ourselves and know ourselves to be sinners, desperately … More Every Christian Has a Cancer of the Soul
Weekend Links Ken Howard over at Practicing Paradoxy made an interesting comment in an article titled “Adapt or Die.” What caught my attention in the paragraph below is the one that I have bolded and the second that I have underlined. As congregational leaders, we must confront the fact that our churches are dying. While we may wish … More Stanley Hauerwas and Al Mohler; Homeschooling; Ken Howard; Phil Johnson; John MacArthur and much more.
Kingdom Life, Church Hopping and Grace Years ago I heard a short radio spot on John 13:35: “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another”, the point being that authentic relationships among believers are the greatest evangelistic tool of all. I would also add, they are the greatest … More Kingdom Life, Church Hopping and Grace (Guest Post by Pam Bush)
Thursday is for Discipleship The literary cadence of authors now 200 years dead is often foreign to our ears. But that does not mean that wisdom is absent. The quote below requires some concentration. But it is a wise reminder that every forward movement for the gospel from our ministries is only possible by the … More Effective Ministry is Only by Grace
Sunday Musings 6 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise. —-Psalm 51:16-17 Praying for myself and all I know; that … More Learning to Delight in What God Delights
Thursday is for Discipleship “The only man who has the right to say that he is justified by grace alone is the man who has left all to follow Christ. Such a man knows that the call to discipleship is a gift of grace, and that the call is inseparable from the grace. But those … More Bonhoeffer on The Inseparable Nature of Grace and Discipleship