It’s Saturday, but Sunday’s coming. Let that thought give strength to your heart today.
- April 23, 2011 |
This Good Friday, and this Earth Day, we need to love what God loves: his entire creation. We need to conserve and care for the good earth that God has created. And we need to remember that, ultimately, the curse is rolled back by a bloody cross.
- April 22, 2011 |
As Friday comes before Sunday, so the cross leads on to the empty tomb. And there is no resurrection unless there is first a crucifixion.
- April 22, 2011 |
Because Jesus was filled with horror and cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”, we are filled with wonder and cry, “My God, my God, why have you accepted me?”
Because no one is perfect, therefore imperfect people should not only be allowed, but made to feel right at home.
We understand our own sorrows a bit better when we see them refracted through the bloody haze of Good Friday.
The fountain starts in heaven at the throne of God and flows down to earth.
- April 19, 2011 |
How do you know if you have fallen for the moralistic counterfeit gospel? Here are two easy diagnostic questions...
It is one thing to try and convince people wanting to fly from Charlotte to Atlanta to consider using Delta’s services over US Airways. It is another thing altogether to get someone on board who has no desire to fly.
God wants to know one thing, “Do you have faith that the blood of Jesus can wash away all your sins?”
The cross smelled good to God. He was well-pleased by the sacrifice of his Son.
- April 17, 2011 |
Jesus didn’t pay attention to a person’s reputation or standing in the community.
- April 15, 2011 |
If the original American Dream was "opportunity" (rags-to-riches), which then morphed into "perfection," it seems to have now become "entitlement."
You cannot be neutral about Jesus. He will save you or he will crush you, and there is no third choice.
Jesus is building his church with living stones, and the church he is building will last forever.
- April 13, 2011 |
Do you know that Jesus is the Lord of glory? If so, you know it because God has revealed it to you by his Spirit.
- April 12, 2011 |
In a media-driven era, it is easy for us to think of our lives as a series of separate episodes, each compartmentalized from the other. But this isn’t unique to us. The Christian story tells us that, from the very beginning, the curse of sin holds people in an illusion that actions don’t have consequences precisely because those consequences aren’t immediate.
- April 11, 2011 |