Bootstraps

From Reynolds, Rebecca K. Courage, Dear Heart: Letters to a Weary World God never meant for the Christian life to be one bright day of salvation followed by four decades of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, trying harder to … Read More

Double force

The seventeenth-century English pastor Walter Marshall brilliantly pointed out that the good news is a double force in a believer’s life. The good news that we’re forgiven, adopted, and forever loved by God creates thankfulness and hope of life with … Read More

Two kinds

Church kids come in one of two types—unsaved and saved. Both types desperately need to see Jesus. Klumpenhower, Jack. Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids. New Growth Press, 2014.

Good role model

What a tyrant Jesus would be if he lived a perfect life and then, as his main message, told us to be like him. What a setup for failure! Klumpenhower, Jack. Show Them Jesus: Teaching the Gospel to Kids. New … Read More

Unending Joy

Anticipating unending joy in the presence of Christ changes everything. It means we can relinquish control over our lives. It means we have no fear of the future. It means all our pressing toward personal holiness is not in vain. … Read More