Grace is both disruptive and transformative. Its final goal is communion and fellowship with one another, and with the triune fellowship of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Here’s the truth: the church, the body of Christ the world over, and especially in your local community, is full of people not like you... The church is a fellowship of strangers, slowly but surely, who are becoming a family, a circle of deep and true friends.
This is what it looks like for us to have the power of Christ dwell in us: not even death can rob us of life.
Here is true power, and it involves giving up our standard measures.
There is no room for disguises if we are too busy offering our hands and lives in self-giving love.
Jesus alone is Lord, and has nothing to do with whatever Christian personality is on the rise. Fads, fame, and fortune are about as anti-Christ as we can get.
We are now captives to Christ, not the old order of hostility.
In a way, being generous child of God is like playing with house money: there is never an end to the amazing things the grace of God can and will do!
... our present affliction isn’t an accident of history that leaves us as victims. All things, even our present affliction, prepare us for God’s glory to dwell in us even more richly.
Hello everyone. I'm sorry it's been a while since my last post, but a new project/problem has arisen in my community that has been taking a great deal of my time, in addition to my pastoral duties.