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.
Posted in Book Reviews
Tagged Andy Stanley, Book Reviews, Booksneeze, Christ, Christian, Christianity, Christians, God, Gospel, Grace of God, Holy Spirit, Jesus, king david, Messiah, Thomas Nelson
We live in a world of confusion. We may not always be walking around scratching our heads wondering “What’s going on?”, but we live in a world where most people have a seemingly infinite number of options for school, a career, and where to live. Add the current economic condition on top of that, and it makes it even harder to decide what to do. It’s annoying, and it’s confusing. Yet, in the midst of all of this confusion, one thing is painfully clear: We have forgotten who we are.
Posted in Tempted and Tried
Tagged Christ, Christian, Christianity, Christians, God, Gospel, Holy Spirit, Jesus, king david, King of Kings, Messiah, Russell Moore, Temptations of Jesus, Tempted and Tried, Tempted by the Devil
It’s always hard seeing public figures fall, especially pastors and preachers. It’s frustrating when a politician or business man appears to be hypocritical, because it shows us how jacked up the world is when a person can’t say what they believe to be true and then act on it. We tend to mask our real feelings by saying things like “Well, he/she’s a politician, what do you expect?” It’s much harder of a blow when this happens with a pastor or popular preacher because they are supposed to be the earthly example of how to live authentically and be Christ-like. It’s even a harder hit when the person isn’t a public figure, but is someone you know personally. In situations like this, feelings aren’t so easily masked.
Posted in Bible Study
Tagged Atonement, Christ, Christian Leaders, Christianity, Church, Church Discipline, David and Bathsheba, Faithful, God, God is Faithful, Jesus, king david, Redemption, Restoration
This is going to be the first of a three part (and possibly more) series on the Sovereignty of God and the Supremacy of Christ.
The back-story to the text we’ll be looking at is 2 Samuel 11, when King David commits adultery with Bathsheba, tries to cover it up, and then kills her husband Uriah when he failed to cover up his sin of adultery. 2 Samuel 12:1-14 the prophet Nathan confronts David about his sins of murder and adultery and lists out several consequences for David’s sin. One of those consequences was that David’s child he had with Bathsheba would die. Continue reading
Posted in Sovereignty of God, Supremacy of Christ
Tagged bathsheba, Christ, Christianity, Church, Crucifixion, david, death, Divine Plan, Evil, God, God's Will, Gospel, Jesus, king david, Pain, Religion, Sovereignty, Sovereignty of God, Suffering, Supremacy of Christ, The Bible, The Cross, the prophet nathan