If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. (Luke 14:26-27, ESV) Salvation is free, but it will cost you everything. @Tom_Pennington But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss … Continue reading Salvation is free, but it will cost you everything
I can think of no greater way to celebrate my 300th post & the 4th of July then to share three points on freedom: 1. True freedom is found in Christ alone. Our liberty in Christ is not freedom to sin whenever we so choose, but rather freedom from our former bondage to sin. (from Your Origins Matter: True Freedom) 2. We serve an infinite, omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent Creator God. He blesses us with His great grace and mercy. I had the opportunity last night to stargaze with coworkers, family, and friends just south of Decatur. Dr. Jason Lisle … Continue reading Celebrating Three Hundred
God bless America…& Texas! I’m so thankful for our rich history and the sacrifice of the many men & women who have died to make us free. Family, Friends, Faith, Food, Fitness, and Fireworks: this day couldn’t get any better. 🙂 Continue reading oh happy day!
My personal study at the moment finds its location in the fifth chapter of Paul’s letter to the church at Galatia. I am currently studying the concept of Christian liberty…a.k.a. freedom. One of the cross-references I am using is 2 Corinthians 3:17-18, Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit. (Not only does this tie into my … Continue reading Guess what? More mirrors.