I am enjoying this series of articles from Crosswalk that unpacks passages in the New Testament with insights from both the biblical culture and the original Greek. Enjoy!
This is an interesting article about an important part of Scripture for every believer. Because we need to know how the gospel of grace represented by Jesus is greater than the works of the Law represented by Moses. From MikeLeake.net…………………..
Another wonderful article from Randy Alcorn on the wonderful Name of Jesus! From Eternal Perspectives Ministries………………….
This is a great, concise article/devotion from Randy Alcorn. I think the problem that many atheists have with coming to faith in God is a stubborn refusal to accept that God is greater than we are and does not owe us answers to any and all of our questions. At some point, we have to choose to believe that God is God so He is wiser, more patient, kinder and more just and right than we can ever be. From Eternal Perspectives Ministries………………….
And thank God for that! From Seth Lewis……………………..
I personally take a lot of comfort from the scriptural truth of the presence of God, and this article is a great summation of this! Here is a takeaway for me: “Scripture is clear that all of life—and, principally, the gospel life—is about being in God’s relational presence. This is why David proclaims, ‘in your presence there is fullness of joy, at your right hand are pleasures forevermore’ (Ps 16:11).” From Crossway……………………..
Faith helps us know the voice of God
If you wish to know the voice of God as it comes to you individually, simply allow yourself to trust God to lead you into that. Ask God to speak to you and then wait attentively. He will probably speak to you clearly. But you have to understand and believe that this is even possible. Otherwise your faith will not rise to it, and you will not have the opportunity to learn. The reason I emphasize this here is because, when your friend asks about your relationship with God and the reason for your hope, you don’t want to be in the position of saying, “Well, he never speaks to me, but he speaks to lots of other people.”
From The Allure of Gentleness: Defending the Faith in the Manner of Jesus. Copyright © 2015 by Dallas Willard. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
Some churches, speakers and authors give out the impression that we should expect or aim for dramatic and emotional experiences with God. But God most often is quiet with us, as this article argues for. Here is a takeaway for me: “We think we need a miracle to confirm God’s presence. We don’t. We need to slow down and listen. We need to drink deep of the quiet voice of God in the Scriptures, often, slowly, reflectively, and thoughtfully. Seeking the spectacular and ignoring the Scriptures is foolishness and not Christianity.” From Written For Our Instruction……………….
There is a lot of truth in this lovely article from Great and Noble Tasks. In discussing about being seen and heard, I always go back to Hagar when she and Ishmael were thrown out of the camp by Sarah, and God came to her rescue. And Hagar called God, “The God Who sees me.”
Frank Viola always writes things that cause me to think. Here is another example. An example: “[The “sinful woman” in Luke 7] embodies the depths of fallen humanity. Yet Jesus loved her and forgave her. And despite her unbecoming life, she knew that Jesus was a friend of sinners…which means that He was her friend.” From The Deeper Journey………………….