I live in a small rural community where people often burn brush, trash, and other debris that they do not want to take the time to dispose of. It is common in the summer and fall to drive past houses where dark clouds of smoke are billowing from the back...
Here are a few of my favorite quotes from recent Christian articles, including one on justice, one on understanding ourselves as walking Bibles, and more!
Our Faith Is Not by Works: No One Can Boast (Jen Oshman, Servants of Grace)
It is by God’s grace alone that we are alive. And not only alive but seated with Christ (Ephesians 2:6). Our position is with our Lord, spiritually seated with God’s son, our co-heir. Indeed, he is pleased! He made us alive and seated us with his beloved Son. His pleasure is imputed to us, through Jesus.
A Walking Bible (Patrick Ramsey, Meet the Puritans)
Manton says that God appeals to us who are
What Does It Mean for God to Be Our Father? (Fred Zaspel, For the Church)
We have no need of human priests or even “sainted” mediators. We are God’s children and may boldly go to him with full assurance of acceptance. The related themes of provision, care, and protection were staples in Jesus’ teaching (Mt. 6:8, 11, 25ff; 7:7-11; 10:28ff). Knowing that God is our Father ought to give us a deep sense of assurance of his heart of loving care for us.
On The Gospel and Justice: It’s a Spectrum, Not Two Sides (Trevin Wax, TGC)
Worldliness is often manifested not merely in the positions we might take, but whenever we engage in
the same way unbelievers do. If we fail to stand out in a world of polarization, if we fail to resist the temptation to easy and effective labels because it mobilizes a side… we may be worldlier than we realize. debate
What’s The Secret to Living a Godly Life? (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)
You can’t love God more by loving
life less. So how can you love God more? How can you grow in godliness?
This is surely the
significanceof 1 Timothy 3:16, where Paul lifts up Jesus Christ and says “Great is the mystery of godliness.” What is the mystery or secret of godliness? Answer: Jesus Christ!