Apr 192015

Love One Another

Sometimes I think we confuse being a Christian with being a Republican.

And just in case you think “one another” means “those who look, think, and act like you”, here are some other verses to contemplate this glorious Lord’s day:

Galatians 5:14 – For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Romans 13:10 – Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. And finally:

Matthew 5:44 – But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

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Mar 302013

From: Crosswalk.com

From: Crosswalk.com

Sure we have all heard it and it sounds ‘right’ but is it biblical? Isn’t that the way Christians are supposed to deal with the sin-de-jour? Mark Lowry doesn’t think so and I don’t think the bible does either. The only sin we need to be preaching to those outside the church is the sin of unbelief. Until they get that one right it does not matter if they do everything else perfectly.

Some preachers like to preach against all the popular sins of unbelievers because the unbelievers are not in attendance. The unbelievers are not filling the offering buckets. Just like politicians know how to work a crowd up by demonizing some ‘other’ group, like the NRA or illegal aliens, some preachers use the Us vs Them theme to build a following. Instead, let’s follow Jesus and his example. It is not “What would Jesus do,” but “What DID Jesus do.”

Here is the video where the Mark Lowry quote comes from. It is pretty hilarious if you don’t mind seeing a few of your own sacred cows sacrificed.

Source: Crosswalk.com
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Feb 092013

Lone Wolf.
Jodi Picoult.

This was an enjoyable book to have read to me as I walked the dog each morning for the past 2 weeks. Fiction is the best use for an audio book and I find myself looking forward to my walk each day.

It is a story of family. Warts and all. It is a story of how, even when we know what we should do, we fail. It is a story of secrets. Secrets that break a family apart. Secrets that are hidden to protect yet destroy. It is a story of love and redemption. Yes, it is a story of family.

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Nov 172012

Having just come home from a beautiful wedding, it seemed provident to see this on my twitter feed. One of the best things about attending weddings is that, as I sit next to my bride, I remember back to our day many years ago and thank God for blessing me so.

This quote first appeared on Pastor John Piper’s twitter feed back in 2011 and a woman named Patty Hurtarte copied it into her journal. Almost two years later she turned it into this design, framed it, and gifted it to her pastor and his wife, Joshua and Shannon Harris.

Source: John Piper
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