In this article, Randy Alcorn makes the case that the precious truths of the gospel and who God is must move from just our minds into our very souls. From Eternal Perspectives Ministries…………………
Benefits of Practicing Solitude — Dallas Willard
Benefits of Practicing Solitude
Solitude well practiced will break the power of busyness, haste, isolation, and loneliness. You will see that the world is not on your shoulders after all. You will find yourself, and God will find you in new ways. Joy and peace will begin to bubble up within you and arrive from things and events around you. Praise and prayer will come to you and from within you. With practice, the “soul anchor” established in solitude will remain solid when you return to your ordinary life with others.
From The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship. Copyright © 2006 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
The Apostle Paul’s Last Will And Testament
When one understands that 1Timothy and 2Timothy were written at the end of Paul’s life, then we can appreciate those final words to Timothy as Paul’s encouragement and exhortations for all of us. From Christian Crier…………………………
Telling the Story Differently
This was an enjoyable read. Here, blogger and author Frank Viola discusses how Christianity tells the best story in the world…and everyone likes a good story! From The Deeper Journey…………………
God’s Word is More Reliable Than……..
This article serves up the reasons that a Christian can trust in and rely on the Bible. From TheologyHitsHome.com………………………..
What Does It Actually Mean to Be Conformed to the Image of Christ?
This brief article reminds us that our salvation is not just a “rescue” from an eternity in hell, but more is a growing in our spirits and minds, and hearts to become like Jesus. (and that process will never end). From GraceLifeInternational.com…………….
What is a “Sacrifice of Atonement”?
For you theology fans out there, here is an interesting article that reviews the various views on the Atonement in relation to the sacrifice of Jesus’ life. From Jesus Creed at Patheos.com……………………..
All Who Are In the Kingdom of God are Blessed — Dallas Willard
All Are Blessed in the Kingdom of God
Jesus announced in the Beatitudes that even the most deprived and insignificant people on earth could be blessed by living in the kingdom: the poor, those who were grief-stricken, those without reputation or standing (the meek), and so forth. About them he said, “Blessed are they, for theirs is the kingdom of God” (Matt. 5:3–10; Luke 6:20–23). The blessedness was not in their condition of being poor, mournful, or disrespected. They were blessed because they could enter the kingdom, and to be in the kingdom means to be blessed no matter what else happens. They can rest in that. Their future in God is secured, and their present condition redeemed. Forever. No matter what.
From Knowing Christ Today: Why We Can Trust Spiritual Knowledge. Copyright © 2009 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
Theology of Work Bible Commentary: Jesus the Builder (Mark 6:1-6)
Most believers in North America (and, indeed, in all parts of the world) work in a secular environment for secular employers and with non-Christian work colleagues. As such, we all can learn a lot from the Bible on how to conduct ourselves in the workplace. Here is a brief lesson from Mark 6. From TheologyofWork.org…………………
Here is an article that is short but sweet, and packs a lot of insight into a few words! From AndreaSanborn.com at A View of the Lake……………..
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Sometimes I feel like a Cranky Old Woman. You know the ones – their benchmark for all things good is the past, and they long ago lost their wonder at the sheer miracle of living.
Instagram can do that to me. But it’s not the attention-seeking self-focus of the world that bothers me. It’s all of the trendy Christian “influencers” with SOMETHING TO SAY. Scroll through any list of Christian authors or speakers, and there they are, with their blinding smiles, perfect hair and fashionable shoes. Scan their bios and there will usually be something about coffee and how they don’t always get it right, but they’re trying, and perhaps their weakness for binging Netflix.
Their carefully-curated online personas can leave us ordinary people feeling like we are losing the race to significance.
Covid has stripped many of us of our illusions. We have come…
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