Grace for People Who Can’t Get Their Act Together


THE IMPERFECT DISCIPLE by Jared C. Wilson ( Baker Books; 2017)

This book is about discipleship but takes a different approach from most Christian books on this subject. The typical book by a pastor or Bible teacher who wants to explain how the Bible defines discipleship and how a person can become wholly sold out to Jesus — like the author! But this book is written by a former pastor who had to give up his pastorate due to stress, depression, and burnout. And he sets the goal for himself to write a book that encourages the average Christian who is trying to walk with Jesus while raising kids, going to school, and working long hours at a job that they are not exactly crazy about.

Wilson accomplishes this goal by openly admitting how messed up and thoroughly ordinary he is. He is no kind of example for other believers to follow. But this is the point, because until a believer is honest enough to admit how hopeless they are in trying to walk like Jesus on their own skills and willpower, the sooner they will be able to recognize the extraordinary grace found in the gospel. The author makes an interesting point that our Christian lives can be summed up in Romans 7 and 8 — that we fail in our sins daily, but God has given us the Holy Spirit as a down payment of His intention to cause us to become like Christ through the efforts of the Spirit. And that God will not give up on us until we become glorified in heaven with Jesus and all of our spiritual brothers and sisters.

Wilson writes in a humorous and passionate style that is both engaging and encouraging. And he does a beautiful job in showing how spectacular and amazing God’s grace and love are and that any believer can live in confidence that by being a follower of Christ — even one who constantly stumbles — they are greatly loved and cared for by our heavenly Father. Highly recommended!


Encouragement for the Depressed from Charles Spurgeon — Randy Alcorn’s Blog

What could be better than wise words on depression from Charles Spurgeon and Randy Alcorn?

During this global pandemic, depression and suicidal thoughts are on the rise. That makes the release of the short book Encouragement for the Depressed, with a sermon from Charles Spurgeon, timely. The book description says, “Having battled depression and discouragement himself for most of his years in ministry, Spurgeon encourages the downtrodden to hold fast…

Encouragement for the Depressed from Charles Spurgeon — Randy Alcorn’s Blog

Finding Joy in a Broken World (Ecclesiastes 8:2-9:18) — DashHouse

Part of a series on the Book of Ecclesiates from DashHouse. There is a good reason for this book to be in the Bible, so let’s get wisdom! 🙂

Big Idea: Accept the harsh realities of a broken world. As you do, urgently enjoy every good gift that God gives you. Welcome to our sixth sermon on the book of Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is one of the wisdom books of the Bible. It wants to help us learn how to live skillfully in this world.…

Finding Joy in a Broken World (Ecclesiastes 8:2-9:18) — DashHouse

Presuppositional Apologetics Links: Third Week of November 2020 — The Domain for Truth

Submitted for your apologetics resources. From Domain for Truth……………………..

These are links concerning Presuppositional apologetics gathered from November 15th-21st, 2020. 1.) Cave to the Cross’ Apologetics Ep. 98 – Truth In A Culture Of Doubt – Preface 2.) Bible Contradiction? How long did it take to create the heavens and the earth? 3.) Misotheists Dehumanizing Christians and Creationists 4.) Free PDF Apologetics’ Dissertation: Carl F. […]

Presuppositional Apologetics Links: Third Week of November 2020 — The Domain for Truth

Let’s Stop Stirring the Pot

Arguing is not a fruit of the Spirit!

Theology & Life

Imagine with me for a moment. You have an unbelieving friend, Johnny. Johnny is a known atheist who in his spare time enjoys mocking the Christian faith. One day, Johnny posts a status on Facebook that is clearly a cry for attention. He posts: “God is just as much real as the tooth fairy. You might as well believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster.”

You’ve been friends with Johnny since junior high, so you know his personality like nobody else. You know this guy is just bored. In short, you know you probably shouldn’t give it the time of day. But the apologetics-loving part of you couldn’t resist. You reply—the rest is history. After an hours-long debate over the existence of God, you finally give up after realizing that Johnny’s goal has been accomplished: he got you to take the bait and you wound up looking like a fool on…

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