Tag: salvation

the Jesus imperative

For today’s post I’m simply going to share a series of thoughts from “Day Eight” of Reaching Toward Easter. This chapter hit me right between the eyes – in a good way – this morning. And – acquire your own copy of the book or not – I’d like to share it with you. It’s that…

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What is more important to you – being “right” or the love of Jesus?

The critical questions, then, are pretty-much, "Do I accept the saving grace of Jesus?" and, "Am I going to invite Jesus to be my companion and guide along the way?" Beyond that, the perceived need for consensus has more to do with our own pride, our own insecurity, our own limited perspective, our own desire to supplement God's grace with (always a little more of) our own law.

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mercy, grace, and air-conditioning

But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy… – Titus 3:4-5a So today it’s our turn to be that house without air-conditioning. And, no, the technician can’t get here till around 6:00 this…

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more and better life

Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone…

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Bonnie & Clyde: Advent Day-25

It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth To touch their harps of gold! Peace on the earth, good will to men, From heaven’s all gracious King! The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing. There are so many stories great about Christmas.…

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We Belong to the Day!

The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here. So remove your dark deeds like dirty clothes, and put on the shining armor of right living. Because we belong to the day, we must live decent lives for all to see. – Romans 13:12-13 If you’re keeping up with my weekly…

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