Well, it’s coming to the end of October, and that means several things. First, the epicness that is Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner. Second, the celebration of the beloved Reformation Day is coming up. Third, every blogger in all of Christendom is going to write a blog about Halloween or Hell houses. Well, I don’t see a reason to fight the trend here.
Posted in Theology
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If nothing else, my generation and those that follow are impatient to the core. We want fast food, fast cars, fast computers, and fast answers. Even those that are willing to cook at home just go to the store and buy food. We don’t have to plant crops, wait for them to grow, and trust that there will be enough to last until the next harvest season. We have what we want, when we want it. And it’s killing us.
Posted in Bible Study
Tagged Christ, Christianity, Church, Crucifixion, death, Divine Plan, Evil, God, God’s Will, Gospel, idolatry, Jesus, Paul Tripp, Religion, Russell Moore, sin, Sinners, Sovereignty, Tempted and Tried, The Bible, The Cross, Waiting
Alright, this is the final post of this series, and if you haven’t read the last post yet, it may be helpful before you keep reading this one.
Romans 8:38-39 ESV
38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This is probably one of the most well known “coffee cup” verses, as Matt Chandler calls them. It gives us confidence, hope, and security in our salvation. At the very least, it gives us a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. But for this verse to really have any meaning, any weight to it, we have to look at the bigger picture.
Posted in Questioning Your Salvation
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Once again, the words of Russell Moore pierce my soul, resonating perfectly with what I’ve been learning over the past few days. In his latest blog post, he shares with us the message he preached at the SBTS Alumni Chapel. By way of introduction, he recalls a story of a woman who was caught in a storm and takes shelter inside a Catholic church. She saw the crucifixes and hated it. This wasn’t merely because she was a good Protestant, and disagreed with the representation of Christ still being on the cross. She didn’t object to the graphic nature of an image of a Man, our Lord, being crucified. She hated the crucifix because it reminded her of the physical suffering of Jesus. It hit too close to home. She wanted this Person who went through so much suffering to be nothing like her. She wanted a vapor.
Posted in Theology
Tagged Bearing Our Cross, Christ, Christianity, Church, Crucifixion, death, Evil, God, God’s Will, Gospel, Jesus, Moore to the Point, Original Sin, Religion, Russell Moore, sin, Sinners, Sovereignty, The Bible, The Cross, Tried
The first Theology book I ever read was Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. If you’ve followed the blog for any length of time, you already know that I was deeply impacted by much of what Piper has written. I am very grateful for this book, as God used it to prompt me to re-evaluate many of my priorities in life, and compelled me to life a gospel-centered, Christ-exalting life, which I still must fall desperately on the grace of God to even come close to accomplishing this.
Posted in Announcements
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