The bottom is that I don’t need to be validated by others when I am a servant of Jesus Christ, because Jesus gives me the ultimate status as a child of God.
0s I am appalled and a good bit chagrined at the gap between what I believe and how I act. For example, I readily acknowledge the theological truth that there is nothing good in me that caused God to choose me as one […]
So whether it is a seemingly indestructible temple that falls or a seemingly perennial institution like Sears or a beautiful old church that goes away, we don’t have to have our confidence shaken.
The gospel is not about choosing to follow advice, it’s about being called to follow a King. Not just someone with the power and authority to tell you want needs to be done – but someone with the power and authority to do what needs to be done and then offer it to you as good news.
I am forced to admit that I made the chains binding me to the merry-go-round. They are of my own manufacture. But they no longer need to bind me.
It is a bit surprising that when Samuel went to the house of Jesse to anoint one of Jesse’s sons as king, David was the last one that either Jesse or Samuel thought had the raw material for kingship.
0s This is a quest post by Patrick Bailey. If you would like to contribute a post to Attempts at Honesty, please read the guest post guiines and get in contact with me if you feel that you can work within those guiines […]
Certainly we should try to reach as many people as we can with the good news of Jesus Christ, but all the while, we should also remind ourselves that some of the people in our crowd will walk away and we should not be devastated when they do. Bigger isn’t always better.