Sunday Collectives 8/21/17 – 8/27/17
There is so much confusion in our Christian life, what it means to live it, what does it look like. If one studies it one will hear terms like Justification, Sanctification, Union With Christ, Eternal Security, God’s Will, Love, Grace, Law, Mercy and other terms. While in a blog of our size it is impossible, nor is it our intent to go free diving to depths unknown in these areas, it is our intent to introduce terms, statements, reflections and thoughts on what we see as theological truth.
“And be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith” (Phil. 3:9).
I walked through my bedroom door patting myself on the back and feeling quite pleased about what a great job I had done with the kids that day. It was true.
by Lynne Raatz
It is only as Paul has made it perfectly clear to us that to be worthy of our calling, we need to walk in a way pleasing to God which is always through faith, which can only come when we are thoroughly soaking wet with gospel truth. He leaves no doubt that living in unity with our brothers and sisters in Christ only comes when we live by who we are now in Christ, not by a flexible softer kinder version of the law, what we think is acceptable to God.
by Lee Moseley
“It is hard to face that moment when this person who you thought knew everything and had everything together becomes, in fact, a real weak and failing human being.” (David Paul Tripp)
In learning to love our ‘unlovable’ children at times, we all have a tough times finding the strength to cope. However, they too find it hard to do. “Why?” Because we fail them, and they see our weaknesses, and with these pain, hurt and disappoint engage their hearts.
Before my cells were strung together, before blood began to flow through tiny veins, before my eyes opened, before oxygen filled my lungs, before my parents spoke my name —
He already knew me.
Before I walked a faltering first step, before sentences slipped from my lips, before I knew His story —
He already knew mine.