Tagged with Gospel

Show Mercy, Not Sacrifices

A couple of days ago I was reading in Matthew 9 in one of my Lent devotionals. Matthew 9 that day just seemed jammed packed of lessons that leaped off the page at me. But it was this section I thought that I might blog about: (Matthew 9:9-13) NLT 9 As Jesus was walking along, he … Continue reading

Learning to Love: an excerpt

After arriving back in the States from our recent trip to Southeast Asia, I began sorting through the stacks of mail on our kitchen counter. In one package was a book entitled Learning to Love: Passion, Compassion and the Essence of the Gospel. I’ve just started reading it, and came across this passage that I … Continue reading

McMemory: The Apostle Creed & McDonalds

I’m in a love / hate relationship with McDonalds drive-thru. I love the convenience. I hate the time I waste there. I don’t enjoy McDonalds food, but I do enjoy their sweet tea. Often if I am on the road inbetween office and home, or even when traveling, I will swing into a local McDonalds … Continue reading

Faith: No More, No Less

Faith: Taking God’s Word for reality itself. That’s how one friend puts it. Faith: The assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. That’s how one epistle writer puts it. The apostles came up and said to the Master, “Give us more faith.” But the Master said, “You don’t need more faith. … Continue reading

Will You Be My Facebook Friend: A Book Review

Will You Be My Facebook Friend? Social Media and the Gospel I received this complimentary copy of the booklet, Will You Be My Facebook Friend, via Cross Focused Media. The booklet is less than 50 pages long and is easily read in one sitting. Tim Chester is the author of this booklet. About the Author: … Continue reading

Gospel Centered Application of the Word ~Tim Brister

Religion-based application focuses on what must I do first; Gospel-centered application focuses on what Jesus has done first. Religion-based application addresses only the fruit of our behavior; Gospel-centered application strikes at the root of heart transformation. Religion-based application says, “I must obey; therefore I’m accepted.” Gospel-centered application says, “I’m accepted; therefore I gladly obey.” Religion-based … Continue reading

Studying Jesus: Seeing Compassion

Luke 13:10-17: [10] Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. [11] And behold, there was a woman who had had a disabling spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not fully straighten herself. [12] When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said to her, “Woman, … Continue reading