More to this Life
- Wednesday, October 27, 2004
"Signs of Life" (1996):
God makes Himself known in the most unexpected places — even in death row prison cells and at the funerals of friends. Catalysts: The life story of Oswald Chambers and experiences working with Prison Fellowship.
“Gospel astonishment” as God reveals a deeper level of grace in the midst of sin and brokenness. Catalysts: "What’s So Amazing About Grace" by Philip Yancey, performing at the memorial service for the slain Columbine students, attending the funeral of three girls shot at his alma mater (Heath High School), burying the daughter of dear friends after a tragic automobile accident.
Walking by faith through seasons when God doesn’t make any sense and, ultimately, realizing that God is God and doesn’t owe us explanations. Catalysts: "Disappointment with God" by Philip Yancey and multiple tragic circumstances in the lives of friends.
"All About Love" (2003):
Marriage isn’t just about a man and a woman; it’s about the faithfulness of a God who reveals Himself through the marriage relationship, using it to expose the selfishness of our hearts and draw us nearer to Christ. Catalysts: 18 years of marriage to Mary Beth; a continually deepening love and appreciation for her; lots of counseling.
"All Things New" (2004):
God is renewing all things, directing all of history towards a new heaven and a new Earth. How do we live today in light of this glorious truth? Catalysts: "Don’t Waste Your Life" by John Piper, Pastor Scotty Smith’s sermon series on the renewal of all things, "Rumors of Another
World (What on Earth Are We Missing?)" by Philip Yancey, personal involvement with Chinese orphans and the AIDS crisis in Africa.
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