Picking Up a Stone

“They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” (John 8:7, NLT) “None knows the weight of another’s burden.” -George Herbert Definitely we must discern motives and false doctrine. We’re to be constantly aware of people and issues thatContinue reading “Picking Up a Stone”

Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?

“A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.”   ~D.L. Moody Friendship with God can be a liberating secret. It releases us from the terrible bondage of religion and ritual withContinue reading “Is He Your Friend, or a Doctrine?”

The Master of My Panic

“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.”  Psalm 46:1-2, NLT “Fear and trembling overwhelm me, and I can’t stop shaking…But I will call on God, and the Lord will rescue me.”  Psalm 55:5, 16 Apparently, David understood whatContinue reading “The Master of My Panic”

A Cross That Amuses Us

“If I see aright, the cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. It is, rather, a new bright ornament upon the bosom of a self-assured and carnal Christianity. The old cross slew men, the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned; the new cross amuses. The old cross destroyedContinue reading “A Cross That Amuses Us”

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