Sat, 30 July 2011
aterial hardship, the ongoing ache of living in a fallen world, and pressure and hostility from the world are the common lot of those who determine to follow Christ and embrace the Gospel. The Gospel is our anchor of hope through the storms of life.
Sat, 23 July 2011
When you stubbornly expect the world itself to be something different from what it is—whether lesser or greater—the result is rarely a happy one. To follow Christ and participate in what He is doing in the world involves anguish as well as joy.
Sun, 17 July 2011
God made us to flourish—to receive life from outside of ourselves, creating vitality within us, and producing blessing beyond ourselves. Our adoption by the Father as His sons and daughters in Christ through the Spirit is at the very heart of a Christian vision of human flourishing.
Mon, 11 July 2011
he Gospel is a living power, for it is the action of God the Father in Jesus Christ His Son, through the Holy Spirit, to unite us with Himself, and by doing so He both cancels and pardons our sin and breaks its power in our lives.
Sat, 2 July 2011
yoke that is fitting to our humanity—to our creatureliness—and bids us to enter into a Christian vision of human flourishing.