"When we live in denial, we create another world in our minds, a world that does not exist. A world that God chose not to create. It is a way to pretend that the world that does exist - never came to be. Denial is a form of idolatry. It is a way that we... Continue Reading →
The cross is the place where our weaknesses and God’s sovereignty make sense. When we bring our weaknesses, brokenness, and messed up pasts to the cross of Christ, we can start to grasp the weight of the truth that Jesus, of His own volition, identified Himself with our frailty through the incarnation, and then willfully... Continue Reading →
As Believers, we have the comforting knowledge that in everything- at all times and in all places- our perfectly kind and gloriously gracious God has total and absolute power, authority, and dominion over everything in our lives.
Dr. Jason Meyer just preached this sermon on August 16th. After listening to it, I thought I have to post this sermon to this blog. It just seems to encompass so many of the ideals of Boasting in Weakness. For example, in this sermon he addresses experiencing providentially ordained afflictions, receiving the comforting (strengthening) grace... Continue Reading →
Wretched: Matt Chandler: Maybe this is why you are depressed. I never thought about it - quite like this before - but, it is sooooo true: bad theology is really depressing. After all, anything that is soul-destroying is also heart-breaking. Todd Friel with his usual insightful candor, really powerful preaching from Matt Chandler, and a... Continue Reading →
Candid and generous and just. Boys care but little whom they trust. An error soon corrected - for who but learns in riper years. That man, when smoothest he appears, is most to be suspected?
Elisabeth Elliot on Leaving Self Behind by Forgiving Others Yesterday, I wrote that we can forgive those that have hurt us- because our God is sovereign. This link will take you to an Elisabeth Elliot message on the topic of forgiveness. It is a great word for any woman that needs to hear a straightforward... Continue Reading →
10 Ways that Modesty Fulfills the Law of Love Jesus said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two... Continue Reading →
“Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried, therefore, with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”... Continue Reading →
Sometimes trauma, unexpected disappointments, or abuse cause us to question God's love or His sovereignty. The world can feel like a very unsafe place if we think that God is unloving or that He has lost control. When we are struggling with these sorts of feelings, we are experiencing the death-effects of sin and living... Continue Reading →