It’s okay to be honest about how you feel during the holidays. Just ask Mr. Rogers…and Jesus.
I think this Christmas rally could have used a bit more “Christ”.
Is he in…or not?
“Real holiness is not dull, drab, boring, or negative. Those are marks of man-made religiosity. The real holiness Christ creates is beautiful. And the holiness He gives will redeem every dirty thing we have ever done to ourselves or suffered from others.” ~ Ray Ortlund
When men look for a bride, they often look for a beauty queen. But Christ chose the dirty one who needed His cleansing. The Son Of God crossed the tracks to the wrong side of town, where we all live, to find His bride. We brought into the relationship our messy backgrounds, our ongoing problems, […]
“Our Father is not accusatory by nature. If He were, He wouldn’t have sent His only Son to die on a cross to redeem us, to buy us back. He would have simply pointed a finger and said, ‘I told you so.’ ” ~ Craig Jutila
“What I notice a lot every day in the Christian spheres of social media is just how incredibly adept we evangelicals are at doctrinal criticism, cultural rebuke, theological analysis, biblical exegesis, apologetic and ethical debates, pithy spiritual bon mots, religious advice, and of course the use of quotations from Christian leaders present and past. But […]
“Any leader who is unwilling to transfer power to others has a failed view of the incarnation. Jesus Christ, who is fully God, voluntarily curtailed dimensions of his deity behind the veil of his humanity so that he might walk with and die for us.” ~ Bryan Loritts
My thoughts on the “go back where you came from” tweets from President Trump.
My oldest daughter’s birthday party reminded me of something very special.
“Don’t be surprised when you find your heart troubled by the needs of others. Holy discontent is a sure sign the Spirit of God is at work to give you the heart of Christ.” ~ Smokey Norful
“Don’t think of prayer as an impersonal requirement. Realize that it is a person, the Lord Jesus Christ, with all authority and with all love, who expects us to pray.” ~ Donald S. Whitney
“You never hear Jesus say in Pilate’s judgment hall one word that would let you imagine that He was sorry that He had undertaken so costly a sacrifice for us. When His hands are pierced, when He is parched with fever, His tongue dried up like a shard of pottery, when His whole body is […]
“I tell the world all the time…I was a gangster before I met Jesus. Now I’m a redeemed sinner with gangster proclivities. I say that everyday. Why? Because it’s REAL. It’s not just a matter of repeating the words…it’s about reminding myself of what Jesus has done for me, and being thankful for what my […]
Can all of our society’s problems be solved by following two simple rules?