Archive for the ‘Salvation’ category

Grounded

February 24, 2013

The other day, after reading in the Scriptures, I began reading a magazine article on inventors and scientists. It was steeped in evolutionary thought. How disgusting, I thought. What a let down.

It’s to be expected, of course. But where’s their grounding in reality?

Turn on the radio and listen to the idiotic music and its shallow, self-centered subject matter. How grounded in reality is that?

What about TV? Video gaming? Or just listen to the everyday conversation around you. Is any of it grounded in reality?

When I read God’s Word, I know I’m going to be faced with what’s real. And I’m faced with Who is real.

Hebrews 4:12-13 says…

12. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
13. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

One on One

April 15, 2012

Do you believe Christ rose from the dead to save you from your sins? How many others to you know who believe on Him for salvation?

How many millions don’t believe?

Bibles are easily had in America. We’re awash in Christian radio and music. Ministries put forth their content all over the Internet, Twitter, etc. It’s there for anybody who wants it.

But what’s still the best way to reach others with the Gospel? One on one.

And, by the way, actions still speak louder than words. That should make you and me do our best to live righteously.

Don’t give up reaching out to neighbors, family, friends, etc.

Mary Had a Little Lamb

December 18, 2011

Allow me today to draw your attention to a post on the blog of The Last Robin. It’s entitled Mary Had a Little Lamb. Its poignant message may not be what you’d expect.

Thoughts on the Lamb of God

October 23, 2011

The Lamb of God is the theme of the fourth quarter 2011 issue of “Moments for You.” I encourage you to take time to read the articles in this issue by clicking on the link below.

http://www.mwtb.org/site/moments-for-you/back-issues/4q2011-moments-for-you.html

Shitty’s Story

May 8, 2011

There’s a remarkable story I read a few weeks ago from Kent Nerburn’s The Wolf at Twilight: An Indian Elder’s Journey Through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows.

The young man’s real name is Marvin. He got drunk and was arrested for taking part in a bank robbery, if I recall correctly. His dad Orv confessed to the crime and went to jail for eight years instead of Marvin.

Why did he do it? He’d been through the brutalities of boarding school, which were indeed unspeakably awful for Indians. He knew jail wouldn’t diminish him. He didn’t want his son to go to jail because he’d come out a different and worse person.

Orv and his friends believed the courts didn’t care who went to jail for the crime. They just wanted another Indian.

When Nerburn asked why Marvin was called Shitty, someone said if your dad had gone to jail for you, wouldn’t that be kind of shitty?

What a sacrifice for Orv to make! The obvious parallel is Christ on the cross taking our punishment for us. To be frank, we’re all shitty sinners.

But who of us would be willing to go to jail for several years in the place of a son or other family member?

Romans 5:6-10–For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.