Anyone who has been a Christian for almost any length of time understands God as “our Father.” Having received salvation at the age of twenty-one, I, too, understood the concept of God as Father but it wasn’t until last year—at the age of fifty-two—that I truly began to understand the fatherhood of God beyond the abstract.
Sometimes it is the redefinition of a word or phrase that is at the heart of our most important cultural transformations – and challenges.
As with all of Keller’s books, this one is full of the gospel and full of powerful quotes. Here are just a few favorites...
Grace, not law, produces love-the love for God and neighbor that Jesus teaches. His love for us begets love from us.
Apart from God no one can be saved. That’s the whole point of the camel through the eye of a needle.
The first step in getting well is to admit you have a problem.
- March 01, 2013 |
Here are 52 sermons for Good Friday and Easter
I do not know what tends to occupy your life. If you are like most people, including myself, it trends toward the trivial and mundane.
The final tragedy is to know Jesus so well that you don't know him at all.
- February 27, 2013 |
Christians have throughout the centuries—and most especially following the Protestant Reformation—arrived at very different understandings about a multitude of issues related to the teaching and practice of the Christian faith. Unfortunately, we tend to form enclaves around these doctrinal understandings, which are eventually institutionalized.
Every church longs to grow. That’s the way it should be. "The Great Commission" was not "The Small Suggestion." So what is keeping many of these churches from reaching their full potential?
Where some children grow up under the loving care of kind parents, Mez McConnell was left to tumble up on his own after his mother abandoned him, after his father took up with an abusive woman.