You needn’t be wealthy
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You needn’t be wealthy
Last updated on April 20th, 2019 at 10:48 am
Who did Jesus die for? We are quick to answer, “He died for us; for me.” Very true. But why did He die for us? And how does our smugness mix with this?
Christ Died for the Ungodly
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
It’s a much-known fact that this stub of rock that we live on is a messed up place. How many poverty-stricken people did I pass today (or if I didn’t pass by anyone like that, how can we live in a world that so fully compartmentalizes the marginalized)? What’s the name of the latest medical scare or epidemic? Who are the people of the world who have threatened what is good and wholesome? When was the last time someone grabbed for water and it was discolored and unsatisfying?
It’s fast and easy for us to think about what is wrong in the world but we are, however, much slower to see what’s wrong in us.
Jesus died for you because he saw the little ball of sin and hopelessness that we all are, and thought it best for His glory, that you should know His name. We were saved not merely from a hell we barely understand but from a life of sin and fruitlessness. The stuff of humanity is awesome and carefully crafted, but it is also now corrupt and tainted.
When the Ungodly Turn to GodContinue Reading
Last updated on October 19th, 2016 at 11:57 pm
Be oh so worried when the Books about the Bible are more interesting than those books in the Bible.
It’s six days into the month and I’m giving myself 30 more to memorize ten Bible passages. Yes 10!
Why Memorize Scripture?
Information comes in handy. I’m a Barista at a local Starbucks, and from time to time a customer asks me a random, but in-depth question about the different components of a coffee’s flavor profile. Or they may ask what is the benefit to one brewing method over another method. These questions are quite technical and require special knowledge. Me spending time in my Coffee Master training, preparing for the to Continue Reading
Communion lets us recognize two things about Jesus and therefore it also brings out of us, two other things. Two and two, easy.
Two Things Communion Tells Us about Jesus
We have these symbols, a piece of bread, and a cup of wine (juice), and Jesus himself tells us what these things are supposed to mean.
In Matthew Jesus tells us:
Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body. That was broken for you.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
So we are recognizing the Continue Reading
Last updated on January 12th, 2017 at 08:11 pm
God has been very faithful to me through his Word, and I have been continually refreshed and challenged this last couple months.
“I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.” (Psalm 119:11)
When we have Scripture planted firmly in our hearts, God will often use that to deal with us. And deal with me he has. And the few words I have and the conversation that I hope to have through this article has been birthed out of my study from last week.
Discipleship does Disciple-Making
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Leadership is all a-buzz in our western culture, unlike every before. Case studies, theories, biographies, and what have you are piling up on the shelf of every book rack across the West. Almost as quickly, in fact, they are leaving the shelves and dawning worn pages as they are read in our possession; we can’t get enough of them.
Leadership is a hot topic, and amongst all the hype, followership has been marginalized and even despised. And that leaves us in a sad state of affairs.
Following Well Means You:
- Follow leaders and organizations whose passions align with yours.
- Follow in such a way, that the best of your character is displayed and continually built.
- Follow to make a difference.