Its been a horrible week. First the Boston Marathon bombings. Then the ricin mailings, Wednesday the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas and just this morning a running battle between terrorists and police on the streets of Watertown
Holy Week Schedule 2013: So here is the Holy Week Schedule as it stands now….we’ll send a note if there are any changes.
In this week’s Notes and Resources:
1. On Contradictions in Scripture
2. Does God care About Good Works?
3. That Easy Peaceful Feeling
4. Good Lenten Reading
5. Justification and Works
6. Sunday Sermon
7. Guest Preacher coming March 3rd
8. Pope Benedict Retiring
A Lenten meditation on Romans 8:1-4
“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…” (Romans 8:1)
One of my favorite radio preachers often reminds his listeners that when you see a “therefore” in the bible you always need to ask yourself, “what is the therefore there for?” In this case, the “therefore” in Romans 8:1 refers to Paul’s description of his own personal struggle with besetting sin in chapter 7. “For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing…” (Romans 7:19)...
For the first time in several months I’ve been able to put together some links for this week’s Notes and Resources. Hopefully, this will continue.
Grace and Adoption
You View of Scripture Matters
Resources from RC Sproul and Ligonier Ministries
Good Shepherd’s Sermons
Knowing Jesus and Knowing Scripture
Guilt is a Chauffeur to Drive You to the Cross
if breaking through to the divine means - as every other religion suggests - living the good life, saying the right prayers in the right way, performing the right rites, pure meditation, etc - you’re hopeless. If eternal reward depends on your capacity for moral/spiritual rectitude and holiness, then you’re hopeless and so am I.
Gratitude is a fundamentally Christian way of life. I don’t mean that Muslims, Buddhists or atheists never feel thankful. Obviously all humans experience gratitude.
But gratitude in its fullness is something that flows directly from the Christian gospel.
Let me explain.
It’s a shorter Notes and Resources than usual this week. You’ll find the following three topics addressed:
1. The President, the Governor, and Being One Body
2. Parenting is Hard for A Reason
3. The Rusty Anglican Auto
Here are the topics addressed in this week’s Notes and Resources:
1. What is Justification?
2. Why Your Friends are Pro-Choice and What to Do About It
3. Training or Correction?
4. Does Your Pastor Stink?
5. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church
6. Evangelical Identity and Halloween
7. Can you love your child too much?
1. The Christian Mind
2. Homosexuality and the Bible
3. The “Prosperity Gospel”
4. A Good Dad is Hard to Find
5. Red Letter Christians
6. Moral Therapeutic Deism
7. Infant Baptism and Anglicanism