The phrase “leanness into their soul” stood out to me because it seems an appropriate description of the society I see around me. In America, we have prosperity and less leisure time with which to enjoy it. We have channels with less worth watching. We have methods of communication and seemingly less to say.
10s “Only for Christ has the power to incapacitate the sturdy for self that is the bane of every sinner, and only the grace of Christ has the power to produce that ” – Paul David Tripp Tripp goes on to […]
Perhaps my reader cannot relate to this, but I often feel that I am foolish and slow of heart to believe. In fact, I know that I am. Like those travelers to Emmaus, I can feel that God’s plan has been derailed and I can often think that I am the villain that derailed it. It is sometimes difficult to lo past my failures to see God.
Jesus referred to an “hour” that was coming in his life and ministry. John Stott writes about what Jesus meant by this.
Miles Stanford quote concerning Christian maturity. Maturity comes through the work of the Cross.
Miles Stanford on those who seem spiritually mature but are really wrapped up in self.
In Luke 9:23, we are told to take up our cross daily. Andrew Murray on what this means for the believer to take up his cross.
Riots in the Islamic world are intended to defend the prophet’s honor. A blog post at www.thinkingchristian.net triggered some thoughts about how Christians should respond.