Here are 5 Key Connections from recent Christian articles around the web, including one on how angels teach us about heaven, and one on how we can enjoy our inheritance today.
Angels’ Nature Shows Us What Heaven is Like (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)
It’s hard to get our arms around the idea of being “actively engaged” in heaven. The reason is that everything we enjoy in this life is experienced through the body. We enjoy running, but how do you do that without legs? We enjoy listening to music, but how do you do that without ears?
Your Story Tells of Him (Heather Cofer, Well-Watered Women)
Others who are still trapped in darkness need to hear about the miraculous power of the Gospel to bring us from death to life. Let’s not allow the enemy of our souls to taunt and threaten; he has no say. Let’s listen to Jesus and what He has to say because His opinion is the one that matters.
3 Types of Legalism (R.C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries)
The gospel calls men to repentance, holiness, and godliness. Because of this, the world finds the gospel offensive. But woe to us if we add unnecessarily to that offense by distorting the true nature of Christianity by combining it with legalism
How to Enjoy Your Inheritance Today (Alistair Begg, The Good Book Co.)
The greatest gift of God to his people is God. The greatest joy of heaven is God. Your greatest joy today is God.
Like A Little Salt (Joel Beeke, Meet the Puritans)
Perhaps you call yourself a Christian, but you bend and bow as the winds of culture blow. You do not hunger and thirst for righteousness, but long just to fit in, and so you change your colors like a chameleon. Saltiness requires us to obey God no matter what other people may think.