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Key Connections: Justice, Walking Bibles, and more…

March 28, 2019

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 union with Christ “for the truth and reality of his grace.” Christians, he says, are Christ’s epistle and that every Christian is to be a “walking Bible.” We are living proof of the reality of the gospel message. “In the scripture there is Christ’s mind in words; in a Christian there is Christ’s mind in deeds in his conversation.”

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 provisioncare, 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 debate 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.

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 significance of 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! 

The Author
Davis Wetherell

Davis Wetherell (MA in English, Marquette University) is a writer and editor. He currently manages article content for Unlocking the Bible. He previously taught college classes on literature, rhetoric, and composition. Davis has a heart for writers and loves to serve them. Check out his blog, or connect with him on Twitter!

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