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
His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. 2 Peter 1:3-4 My daily sufficiency is found in Christ alone. I “rejoice in hope of the glory of God”! (Romans 5:2) Were it not for grace! “The gospel serves as the … Continue reading all of You is more than enough for all of me
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7 ~~~ Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to … Continue reading preach the gospel to yourself
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 Continue reading watch your words.
1. Resolved, That I will do whatsoever I think to be most to the glory of God, and my own good, profit, and pleasure, in the whole of my duration; without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriads of ages hence. Resolved, to do whatever I think to be my duty, and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved, so to do, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many soever, and how great soever. I can’t do this on my own. Period. Thus begins my study of Jonathan Edwards’ Resolutions. As … Continue reading Resolution No. 1
Disclaimer: I’m keeping the title the same, but I will have you know I had no intent of posting so many words when I started this article! I am not trying to mislead anyone through some “form of cruel irony.” (Movie reference?) 😉 This post finds its roots in a book I was reading on humility. The author suggested an avenue of further study: the incommunicable attributes of God. What a great way to learn humility – being humbled by the knowledge of a great and powerful God! The first attribute I chose to study is God’s sovereignty. [Sovereignty = … Continue reading speechless yet again