Loving this nation doesn’t mean staying blind to its faults. Not staying blind to its faults doesn’t mean “drudging up the past.” Not staying blind and being honest enough to examine where we’ve been also means demanding more as we go forward. Why would we fear demanding more of ourselves going forward?
“The fact that those freed by the divine action still live in the world does not mean that they belong to the world, as though possessed by the world and incorporated into its structure. They are indeed in themselves finite individuals, but are no longer in slavery for — through the process of dying andContinue reading “The freedom found in Christ”
Reading for today: Ps. 119:145-176; 128-130 Ex. 7:8-24 2 Cor. 2:14-3:6 Mark 10:1-16 The test of the plagues in Egypt wasn’t about taking on the gods of Egypt JUST for the sake of the Egyptians.
Reading for Today: Psalm 75, 76, 23, 27 Gen. 43:16-34 1 Cor. 7:10-24 Mark 5:1-20 There is a saying that goes like this: “Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.”
Freedom from worry isn’t found in simply the absence of thinking about stuff. It is the addition of WHAT to pursue. Pursuit is our choice.
I am not very good at goal setting when it comes to Scripture reading schedules. This should be a week when I am on Luke for the second time… or maybe Matthew for the third time… and I’m in Matthew 9 the “second” time around. But, what’s my hurry? As I read through Jesus’ actionsContinue reading “What made the religious leaders angry?”
The patterns, habits, bondages of the old life don’t easily go away. There are wonderful stories of addictions that instantly leave when people come to Christ, but more often than not it takes a little more time. Israel came out of slavery and still had a lot of Egypt in them. A few days (relativelyContinue reading “Being set free from Egypt”
True freedom isn’t found in lack of discipline. True freedom is found as a result of discipline. Our lazy view of Christianity has reduced us to saying a prayer of salvation to get our “Get out of hell free” cards. The call of the Kingdom of God is freedom. Freedom to obey. Freedom to walk inContinue reading “True Freedom”