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my sweet friend ashley sent me this article today… its so true and right and good :) “I’ve been thinking about how many of us rush into service for the Lord without thinking that it is our service to Him that satisfies Him. We think that if we are not being used for the good of others around us…
davidmendoza: To all you fans of Music out there heres a sweet website for good Godly music that sounds awesome. Enjoy it, download it for free. Donate to the cause, spread it.
chrislazo: Good incentive for engaging in battle: it’s the Lord who fights for you [Joshua 23:10]
Juxtapost = true happiness
chrislazo: “I know what pleasure is,” cried Dorian Gray. “It is to adore someone.” [Oscar Wilde] “The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever” [Westminster Shorter Catechism, article 1] “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory” [1 Peter 1:8]
7 Characteristics of Highly Evangelical Christians →
The Grace of Faithfulness in Preaching Christ... →
What was of first importance to the apostle Paul?
…that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; and...
chrislazo: Love |ləv| verb (theology) God is love, and loves us a lot. (christianese explained) … GOD’S LOVE FOR US IS ‘AGAPE’ There are different flavors of love in the Bible… Storge (family affection) Philia (brotherly/companion) Eros (sexual) Agape (divine) Agape (love) is expensive: “But God demonstrates His own (agape) love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ...
“If Hell is real, how can God be...
A Prayer About Knowing the Will of God →
Big God Study Guide →
A study guide to the book “Big God” by Britt Merrick
Interesting Links #7
Do Your Friends Know What Easter Means? by Adrian Warnock Gunfire, Gethsemane and the Grace of the Gospel by Wade Burleson Don’t Be Afraid by Russel D. Moore A Prayer About Ultimate Healthcare by Scotty Smith Revival in Maine by Owen Strachan Counterfeit Gospels by Tullian Tchividjian A Foot in Both Kingdoms from Sorting Beans Serving Christ Involves Serving the Church by Matthew M....
God might just put His hand on that which you love a lot to make sure that you...– Britt Merrick- p. 170 of Big God
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chrislazo: “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us.” [Deuteronomy 29:29] It seems biblical, healthy, and exciting to wrestle with the difficult issues of God’s sovereign decrees. But I think there must also be times where we humbly bow out when it becomes evident that we will never know how God’s mind works. And is this not reason to rejoice? God is...
The quickest way to the heart is through a wound.– John Piper (via chrislazo)
Faith that can not be tested, is faith that can not be trusted.– Matt Valencia (via bringrevival)
Honoring God with the things you can control and trusting God with the things...– Brent Reeves
Faith Works: It Waits- Pastor Brent Reeves
big grace- chris lazo →
prevailzine: listening to this again today :) ”..Grace is when God, in his compassion actively, unswervingly turns you back from the chosen course of your deserved destruction and He brings you to Himself for you to enjoy.” I thought that was an excellent sermon too.
Interesting Links #6
The Deciding Point from Tim Challies Tim Chester on Making Community Work Jared Wilson on God’s purpose for your afflictions Does God Care About Art? from Fallen and Flawed The Missional Conversation: On Red Lights and Green Flags by Kevin DeYoung The Fear of the Lord by Ray Ortlund Have You “Graduated” from the Gospel? a prayer from The Gospel Coalition Blog 3 Steps to...
Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not...– Jesus - Luke 6:41-45
Gossip is like nuclear fission. One person says something to another which...– Elie Morgan, 12 yrs old (via tylermorgan) (via chrislazo)
It’s the American dream. Laying up treasures on earth, I think.– Jared Wilson- Gospel Driven Church Blog
Update from South Dakota.
Well, I got home Friday night and I have been spending quality time with my wonderful wife! Had an accident on the way here, but the Lord kept me safe and the only result was some damage to my vehicle that insurance will cover. The Lord is good! My wife and I are getting ready to go to church right now and worship the Lord and here the Word preached! God bless you all!
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As I pray for the Humbles family. The mother of the family, Karen, has had cancer for a while now, and her family has been battling alongside of her. Today Laina, her daughter, texted me and friends letting us know of her mother’s worsening condition. … … … … Just by reading this text you…
God is near at hand when you do approach Him in prayer. Oh, comforting truth! A...– Octavius Winslow (via Of First Importance)
Jesus cares about all suffering. But he cares about eternal suffering the most.– John Piper (in a conversation with Britt Merrick) (via chrislazo)
Well, I finished my demobilization process yesterday and am on leave until May at which point I will be completely done with active duty orders. Spending the next few days visiting in Norther Mississippi and thursday beginning the drive up to South Dakota! Very excited to see my wife. It is our anniversary today (9 years!) so it is a bit sad that I couldn’t be there today to see her, but...
Christopher Lazo: Christianese →
cause to stumble |ˈstəmbəl| verb (common misunderstanding) to cause someone to be offended; to be confused (christianese explained) to do something that you are free to do, that will cause a weaker Christian to return to their sin. (Anytime ‘stumble’ is used in the NT, the second…
Christopher Lazo: What does evil look like? →
“Be above reproach.” “Abstain from every appearance of evil.” I’ve been told both of these many times, as I should…they are Scripture. But sometimes they are used in relation to things that aren’t necessarily wrong by any stretch of the imagination, but feasibly could be. I’ll briefly unpack…
chrislazo: brandoncantello: March 3, 1744: Colonial missionary to the American Indians, David Brainerd wrote in his journal: “In the morning, spent an hour in prayer. Prayer was so sweet an exercise to me that I knew not how to cease, lest I lose the spirit of prayer.”
@ Camp Shelby, MS
Well, I am back in the states. I am in the process of demobilizing. Just wanted everyone to know I had gotten back okay. God bless!