Ever started a bible reading plan and petered out after a week or two? Maybe you made it to Leviticus and that was it? Here are five principles that will help you develop a daily reading habit:
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.