Correction for Christ Followers

“For the Lord corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.”   Prov. 3:12, NLT Interesting.  Some people get a double-dip.  If you are a loved son/daughter you have the tremendous honor of being loved and also of being disciplined.  My own son is disciplined because I love him soContinue reading “Correction for Christ Followers”

Olympic Sized Hearts

 Seven rules for running the Christian race. Run to win: “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize” (1 Corinthians 9:24-25). Observe strict discipline: “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training… IContinue reading “Olympic Sized Hearts”

Welcoming His Judgement

To be judged by God is an awful thing.  It is always immutable and just.  He brings to us the inevitable awareness of the guilt and rebellion that we have secretly harbored for years.  We try to dodge His correction like a boxer does to the punches of his opponent. We see judgement with a distinctContinue reading “Welcoming His Judgement”

A Question About Discernment and Discipline

Question:  “What if the “desire to excel” isn’t the motivation in allowing sinners into the church? We invite our unsaved friends (worldlings) to church and hope they repent. Sometimes that takes a long time! Is this intervening or being missional? I understand your point that Believers aren’t to live in continual sin but am foggyContinue reading “A Question About Discernment and Discipline”