Immediately’s Kindle offers embrace a number of books from Crossway which share the theme of sanctification.
(Yesterday on the weblog: How We Worshipped One Sunday in September)
I feel Anne Kennedy makes a very essential level on this article: That the individuals Christians are likely to see because the outsider or the marginalized are sometimes truly the individuals who will earn us (somewhat than price us) social credit score. “Scripture, though it lacks charm and generates little curiosity for the modern reader, has much to say on the subject of the Sinner. It is the person who rejects God, who offends him through disobedience, idolatry, contempt, and misplaced rage.”
Nick Batzig: “In many theologically informed congregations where holiness, wrath, righteousness, justice, sin, grace, mercy, and forgiveness are unashamedly proclaimed, there is sometimes a noticeable lack of teaching about the reality of spiritual warfare in the believer’s life.”
“How long will this be allowed? How many people must be taken from us by the consuming darkness of depression, or the horrific violence of terrorism? How many wives left without husbands, children left without parents, parents left without children, sisters left without brothers, friends left without friends, churches found without pastors, homes now feeling emptier than empty, schools with a hush fallen over them, cities with blood on their streets, desperate human voices crying out together, ‘How long?’”
What an attention-grabbing article on one thing few of us have ever seen.
In fact they need to! How is that this even a query? “I got to know a lot more Pastors after I was ordained. One of the things I learned was that a significant number of Pastors did not go to church when they were on holiday. At first it struck me as odd. And then it struck me as wrong.”
Jason Allen: “For many of us ridiculing the Osteens has almost become a sport. In conservative evangelical circles it’s a guaranteed applause line, like calling for lower taxes at the Republican National Convention. However, the most helpful response is not just to give the Osteen’s a well-deserved rebuke. The more rigorous—and fruitful—response is to strengthen our confessional and testimonial identity as much as possible so that evangelical theology and Osteen principles become clearly distinguishable categories, with distinct identities and different constituents.”
Simply as there was as soon as a weeping prophet, possibly we want some weeping pastors…
Onerous work has evangelistic worth in displaying unbelievers our refusal to lazily meddle and it has congregational worth in that it frees us from being dependent upon others. Higher nonetheless, it frees us to assist those that want our assist.
Christian hospitality is the reward of the gospel. It’s a foretaste on this lifetime of a shared inheritance within the subsequent. It’s a seat on the desk now, the shadow of a future feast the place we’ll recline at desk within the kingdom. —Elliot Clark