One of my favorite bands when I was growing up were the O.C. Supertones (which I have just learned are coming back!). For those who are less culturally refined, or who weren’t teenagers in the 90’s, the Supertones are a Ska band, and arguably the greatest, with a possible contention from Five Iron Frenzy fans (who have also made a glorious comeback!). I usually listen to the Supertones when I’m in kind of a goofy mood, or really need to lighten up after an obnoxiously frustrating day at work. Such was the case a couple days ago, but then something gloriously strange happened.
Once again, I’ve received another book to review from BookSneeze. This one was a little more interesting to me, and hopefully to you, because it’s a new translation of the Bible called The Voice.
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Every time I see this video, it pierces me. It makes me ask whether or not I have what it takes to finish well. Am I really capable of walking well with my peers at church? Am I really capable of leading men in their walk with Christ? Do I have what it takes to train younger men to walk in righteousness? Am I able to love those around me well, and teach others to do the same? Will I be able to love my wife (who has yet to be given to me) as Christ loves the church? Can I really lead other men to do the same?
Or, will I simply start out and fade away, like so many who have gone before me?
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Mason King, a good friend of mine, and one of the pastors at The Village Church, posted a very thought-provoking, soul-stirring blog today that I felt I should share with you.
What Does It Mean?
There are seasons where I am moving slow enough that I can hear the questions repeating in my head. It comes from the inner monologue that usually directs or reacts to what goes in my day- the one that I also pray is being changed by the power of the Spirit.
In The Grace of God, Andy Stanley does an amazing job covering the various aspects of God’s grace in Scripture, and how it applies to our lives. Stanley shows us how the fact that we were even created is a sign of God’s grace. He discusses God’s grace after The Fall, throughout Israel’s formation and history, and how Jesus is the ultimate expression of The Grace of God.
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