In the early church, the understanding was that if you were alive to God you were a new man. Not a perfect man or woman but new–changed. Romans 6:4 says we walk in newness of life–that we have been baptized into a new life. John Stott in his commentary on Romans 5-8 (Men Made New) writes … More Being Dead is a Process of Living
Friday is for Heart Songs Last week a friend of mine posted a simple question on Facebook: “What is the first question you want to ask Jesus in heaven?” I don’t know what happened in other people’s mind and heart with that question but I can tell you that my response was instantaneous, “Why did … More A friend asked: “What is the first question you want to ask Jesus in heaven?”
Thursday is for Discipleship Assuming that a person has repented of sin and believed in Christ as their Savior, Sin-bearer, reigning and soon-coming King how do we help people to live moment by moment in relationship to the living God? How do we help them grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ? I have … More Living in a Moment by Moment Relationship with God.
It is your job to be so filled up, so overflowing, so saturated with a vision of Christ, and his glory, and his gospel, and the wonders of the cross that your people catch an intoxicating glimpse of Him that draws them to lay everything down for Him as a living offering, a living sacrifice … More Your Job is Simple: Show the Greatness of Christ
Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (part 4) Today: (Part 5) We are a “cross-bought and cross-shaped people.” Let me start by citing a number of Scriptures. First, on the “cross-bought” nature of our existence, Paul speaking to the Ephesian elders says this: Acts 20:28 “Be … More A Cross-shaped People: The Goal of Christian Discipleship
Tuesday is for Preaching “To our minds, there is one reason why a Christian would not be absolutely occupied and consumed with Christ. That person’s eyes have not been opened to see His greatness.” … More Your Job is Simple: Show the Greatness of Christ
Friday is for Heart Songs Working through some old files and tossing much to make room for more. Found this short dialog I wrote in 1982 while meditating on Romans 6:1-14 during a day of prayer. Still trying to figure out what it means to die to sin and live to God. Being Dead is … More Dead to Sin and Alive to God