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Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.

By on August 23, 2016 in Jesus, Theology with 0 Comments
Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.

Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us (leading us to faith and worship), we have to see it as something done by us (leading us to repentance). Indeed, “only the man who is prepared to own his share in the guilt of the cross,” wrote Canon Peter Green, “may claim […]

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ICYMI: How and Why We Must Engage in Cultural Issues

By on June 23, 2016 in Culture with 1 Comment

ICYMI = IN CASE YOU MISSED IT … Do you ever wonder whether or not it’s worth talking about issues in the news? It may be easy to bury our heads in the sand. But, as ministers of reconciliation, we must not be silent (2 Cor 5:11-21). We must keep engaging women on the issues they are talking […]

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What does Lydia’s example show us about women in ministry?

By on June 21, 2016 in Biblical Womanhood with 0 Comments
What does Lydia’s example show us about women in ministry?

Women in Paul’s Ministry Women are also part of the ministry God gave Paul. Paul has received a lot of negative attention for his teaching on women in ministry. He has been accused of being a sexist, male chauvinist pig who sought to belittle women in their desire to worship and serve God. But, was […]

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A peacemaker separates herself from her own interests and whims and what is best for her.

By on May 26, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments
A peacemaker separates herself from her own interests and whims and what is best for her.

Click read the Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of “The Blessed Woman.” The peacemaker (Gk eirenopoioi, v. 9) strive for harmony in all areas of life as a reflection on the inner peace that God brings to His children. Jesus taught that peace will only come when people have peace with God. The Beatitude raises the bar […]

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God has placed in His creation an insatiable hunger for Himself

By on May 19, 2016 in Christian Life with 1 Comment
God has placed in His creation an insatiable hunger for Himself

Click read the Part 1 and Part 2 of “The Blessed Woman.” The first four Beatitudes describe the character of one who has been awakened and filled with the Spirit of God: Being poor in spirit affirms your own inadequacy and humility before the Lord. You are conscious of your own sinfulness and mourn. You are […]

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Tragedies become stepping stones to the heart of God and His comfort

By on May 12, 2016 in Christian Life with 3 Comments
Tragedies become stepping stones to the heart of God and His comfort

Click here to read the Part 1 of “The Blessed Woman.” Those who mourn (v. 4) echoed Isaiah 61:1. The meaning cannot be confined to sorrow over sin. Again the reader finds the paradox since most people do not recognize sorrow as a blessing. Followers of Christian Science even deny the existence of physical illness […]

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“Jesus presented an upside-down kingdom.”

By on May 10, 2016 in Christian Life with 4 Comments

Jesus presented an upside-down kingdom. The very things valued by the Greco-Roman world – wealth and fame – we devalued in Christ’s kingdom. Blessed (Gk makaorioi, “blessed, fortunate”) is usually understood to mean “happy,” but more precisely the word suggests the idea of “being congratulated” because God’s favor is granted to the individual. The blessedness […]

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The Parable of the Lifesaving Station

By on April 14, 2016 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments

[Editor’s Note: The following story is from The Presbyterian Journal in 1941. I first heard this poignant parable in a chapel service here at Southwestern by Dr. Bailey Smith entitled, “5 Things in Hell Every Church Needs.” (Click here to listen.) It is a striking and convicting picture of so many churches in America today. I […]

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He Is Our Peace

By on April 5, 2016 in Christian Life with 0 Comments

The fundamental blessing of salvation is peace. From it flows all God’s richer blessings of love, joy and glory. It is not only the foundation-stone of the Christian life, ‘the peace of God, which passes all understanding’ (Phil 4:7), but also the top stone, ‘the peace of God [which] rules in our hearts’ (Col. 3:15 […]

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“How did Mother Teresa go about loving her neighbors, and why did she love them so richly?”

By on March 24, 2016 in Ministry with 1 Comment

When I was invited to be the speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C., in 2012, I immediately thought of Mother Teresa, whose speech there in 1994 was the only one many people seemed to remember. It wasn’t until I had to write my own speech that I watched hers online. Mother Teresa […]

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