The Imperfect Disciple, Chapter 2 Reflection January 22, 2018Discipleship is about “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). Discipleship is about “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9). Discipleship is about “let us run with endurance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12:1).
The Story of Everything, Conclusion and Chapters 2-3 January 16, 2018The diverse beauty of God is seen most clearly in his Son, Jesus Christ. If God’s grace can be seen in the plethora of physical beauty contained in our planet, it can be apprehended million times more in God the Son. His attributes and characteristics and words and work will be more than we can admire and adore in eons of heavenly existence.
The Story of Everything, Conclusion and Chapter 1 Reflection January 12, 2018We are to participate with God in bringing his glory to bear on everything! The chief end of man is to glorify God: we must bring his glory to bear on everything from our perspective as well as appreciating that he will bring it to bear.
The Imperfect Disciple, Chapter 1 Reflection January 8, 2018
Wilson writes, “Every day, I wake up into Romans 7. Every dadgum day. My alarm goes off and I sit up in bed, my uncoffeed consciousness groggily gearing up for sins—both of omission and commission. I’m engaged in the flesh before I even get my feet on the carpet.”
I think we can all relate. Desiring to do what is right, doing what is wrong. It would make for a fairly glum start to a book if this was all Wilson gave us. But he doesn’t just give us Romans 7, he also serves up Romans 8: “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do” (v1-3). It is from these verses that he builds his approach to soul maintenance.
Reading Principles for the New Year January 1, 2018
I hope you plan on reading with us as we prepare for Corporis 2018. If you are, and even if you’re not, I’d like to throw out a few suggestions on how not to read (with or without us).
Reading for our hearts and for Corporis Conference 2018! December 18, 2017
Proverbs 4:23 instructs us to guard our hearts because it is the source of life (CSB). The ESV renders it this way: Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Keeping or guarding our hearts is a duty of great significance for all of us.So how do we keep our heart? What can we do to guard this...