Grace, the Bible, and More….
Please, Don’t Follow Your Heart
I think I have heard people encouraged to follow their heart more in the last few months than ever. The message seems to come in many forms, some wrapped in Christian packaging. At times the pursuit of our desires leads to something as harmless as a career change or a new hobby. Other applications of […]
Best Book I’ve Read in 2016
The best book I have read in 2016 is [amazon_link id=”0061777129″ target=”_blank” ]Necessary Endings[/amazon_link] by Henry Cloud. It deals with the difficult process of ending things in our lives. This could be letting an employee or co-worker go, ending a bad habit, or making a needed change in our lives. Take a look at some […]
Cheap Grace or a Cheap Response?
The number one objection to grace says if you give people a big grace they will do whatever they want. Dietrich Bonhoeffer in [amazon_link id=”0684815001″ target=”_blank” ]The Cost of Discipleship[/amazon_link] famously called this cheap grace. I do not believe any grace is cheap since it cost Jesus everything. I would rather argue the cheapening of […]
Wise and Foolish
In my recent readings of Proverbs, a repeated idea kept jumping of the pages. Words like rebuke, correct, instruct, teach, and train kept popping up. To take these things to heart is called wisdom in the Bible. When I came across some similar ideas in Henry Cloud’s excellent book, [amazon_link id=”0061777129″ target=”_blank” ]Necessary Endings[/amazon_link], they caught […]
Gods Who Are Not God
Andy Stanley is currently sharing a series in his church geared towards people who may have walked away from God. In the message entitled “Gods of the No Testament”, Andy explores several false conceptions of God, which we as the church are often guilty of promoting. These are versions of God we have been told […]
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