The La Carte (August 2)
Good morning. May grace and peace end up being with you today and the week ahead.
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(Yesterday on the blog: The Parent’s Prayer with regard to Obedience)
Good News, Common Pastor! You Don’t Need a Winning Character
This really is good news, indeed. “ All men are made equal. No 2 men are equally produced. On one hand, all people are developed in God’s image and every believer enjoys full status as God’s adopted kid in union along with Christ. On the other hand, the sovereign Creator employs a single-use template of individuality when making each of us. We don’t live long on this earth just before we are stung by sheer “unfairness” of such divinely purchased differentiation. ”
The Guru of Flight (Video)
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Why Liturgy Makes Much better Preaching
This article has some great insights on the importance and value of liturgy.
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John Stott great Contribution to an Evangelical Analysis of Roman Catholicism
New from the Vatican Files is this interesting look at John Stott’ s contributions to an evangelical analysis associated with Catholicism.
“ Just before we are anything else in the church world, we have been disciples of Christ. Whatever ministry we might be involved in, whatever position we may hold, we are disciples of Jesus. ”
Practicing Humbleness at Home
“ ‘ Mom’s the worst sinner in the family, ’ my 4-year-old repeated to house guests right after our previous gospel conversations about repenting of sin. Evidently. And you know what? There is a time in my living that would have been mortifying . Now, I listen to it and think, Yup. Sounds about right. ”
Wisdom Means Numbering Our Times Not Living As though Every Day Is Our own Last
This is a key distinction. “ There could well be times when we do know that our days are usually short, for example if we have a terminal illness or are in innovative old age. This should give a right sense associated with urgency to our choices and actions. But rather than living permanently with a false sense of urgency, the Bible encourages all of us to be wise simply by numbering our days. ”
Flashback: An Furious God
What makes you upset? We all have activates, don’t we? We all have certain contexts and situations, particular affronts to our dignity or pride that will stoke the fury within.
It really is, Bunyan says, the particular devil’s work to advertise a fear of Our god that makes people scared of God such that they want to flee from The almighty. The Spirit’s function is the exact reverse: to produce in all of us a wonderful fear that will wins and attracts us to The almighty. —Michael Reeves