Tagged with Jesus Christ

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

You Alone Can Rescue

Who, oh Lord, could save themselves, Their own soul could heal? Our shame was deeper than the sea Your grace is deeper still You alone can rescue, You alone can save You alone can lift us from the grave You came down to find us, led us out of death To You alone belongs the … 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

Blame God? Blame Me!

When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed. We have refused to be instruments of love in the hands of God to give the … Continue reading

Recruiting Men to Disciple – Seth Barnes

I get daily emails from Seth Barnes. It’s a long story of how I found Seth’s website, but suffice it to say it was part of the groundwork God was using to move me forward in jumping out into “the great unknown”, to live intentionally for the Kingdom, and leave everything else behind. Today’s post … Continue reading