Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
There are many ways in which God leads a person to repent and turn from sin that breaks his law and his heart, building and storing up God’s wrath. Sin is toxic to our spiritual health, so much so that God hates it. But ironically, according to Romans 2:4, he often uses combinations of revealing his goodness, patient tolerance (by withholding wrath), overflowing generosity, and merciful kindness, to melt our hard heart and lead us along the path…Continue
Added by john hoelzel on January 22, 2019 at 11:40am — No Comments
My local newspaper recently gained national attention with an investigative report on sexual abuse by ministers in “Independent Fundamentalist Baptist” churches.
The study revealed 412 documented allegations of sexual misconduct in 187 churches, based in 40 states and Canada. Let me quickly add that while I am “independent,” and some would say, a bit “fundamental,” and a…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on January 14, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Added by Johnny R. Almond on January 7, 2019 at 1:47pm — No Comments
“Follow God’s example . . . and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us. . . . Now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:1–2a, 8b–10 NIV).
With our Bibles open to 1 Corinthians 13, we began our 12-step meditation about God’s top priority for every disciple with this statement: “The most fulfilling…Continue