Grace is is an act. To return Good for Evil is the very essence of Christ's work on the Cross. Grace is also a state of being. If I live in grace then grace must flow from my life into the lives of others. If nothing flows, there is no presence of God in my Life.
"In secular history the Cross is an infinitesimally small thing, but from the biblical perspective it is of more importance than all the empires of the world. " Oswald Chambers
We've heard it said that "You can act your way into a feeling, but you can't feel your way into acting." The notion is that if I wait to feel like helping my brother, I'll never help him. Most will interpret this notion as "Faking it until you make it." Nothing could be further from the truth.
Here's the setup on this discussion: Those of us who authentically walk "The Way" of Christ carry burdens for those the church tends to abandon as "lost sheep." "Failed believers." We often cross paths with messy people who either don't feel welcome at church, or have been formally dis-fellowshipped. Most often they've experienced some warped … Continue reading Know Someone that Seems Hopeless?
Pharisees will teach you that you have to take action. God teaches that we wait for the Spirit.
https://www.thebereancall.org/content/psychology-and-evangelical-church-0 We want to offer mostly unqualified agreement with the two-part discussion published in the newsletter: "Psychology and Psychotherapy parts 1 & 2." Published in the January and February editions of the Berean Call Newsletter. We wrote: "However, I was surprised (pardon me if I missed it) that you omitted the Biblical basis for Christian … Continue reading The Berean Call on “Psychology and Psychoanalysis”
It's a great thing: That God calls men who are sensitive to his voice. It's been said that "God does not call the qualified. He qualifies those He calls." Enlightenment from within is so much more important than formal education. These thoughts are for "pastors" with perhaps just a 9th grade education. One we know serves in … Continue reading Ministry: M.Div Not Required