“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 NIV Sorry, but Christ Matters, Love Matters, Faith Matters, The Cross Matters. Human made divisions don’t. If we are more interested in hashtags, causes and labels then people, love and unity then maybe we need to look at our … Continue reading God May Not Be a #BLM Supporter
I just looked back at my recent posts and found that I am usually quiet and thoughtful yet positive writer. Today…. not as much. but maybe that’s okay. Today I look at the screen and I am lost. I have been filled with news of spikes in contaminations, death tolls and second waves. I am aware of isolation and the drain of routines disrupted. I … Continue reading Stuck
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”John 16:33 NIV https://john.bible/john-16-33 I have received many gifts in my life. Money, clothes, a family, many good things. I have gained joy from so many of these but I have overlooked perhaps some of the most … Continue reading Blessings of Tears
There are many words we get wrong or confused. Two of these are “Holy” and “Sacred”. Holy means perfect and complete. Without fault or lack. Sacred means set apart particularly for a divine purpose. In my life I have found little that is Holy. But Sacred? Yes, I have seen much that is sacred. The first clear moment of sacred was when I took my … Continue reading Sacrament
In a society becoming more secular, are we not seeing the open doors? Are we now concerned with the comfort of the saved at the cost of the work of the Gospel? This is the mission field, we have been born into the mission field, comfort is behind us. Let’s go for the work of God. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/gospel-opportunities-opposition/ (Steve McAlpine, Gospel Coalition) Continue reading Repost: Want Gospel Opportunities? Embrace Opposition.
In my last post I briefly wrote of the foundations of belief. In Romans Paul writes of these common threads and how these are what binds us. At the risk of repeating myself these threads are what binds the body of Christ together regardless of denomination or culture. They are the work of God as opposed to the works of people. But God demonstrates His own … Continue reading The Common Thread
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21 NIV YouVersion My very is that “we will be strengthened in faith and [be] fully convinced that what He [has] promised, He [is] able to perform”. Unless … Continue reading Foundations