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Posts Tagged ‘Christianity

The Difficulty of Forgiveness

June 25, 2014

For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14-15) Why is forgiveness so difficult? It might be because we often think of forgiveness as a word. We say “I forgive you” and […]

7 Ways to Kill a Church

March 19, 2013

Be Immature – Gripe, complain, nitpick, and criticize others. Find faults with every worship service. Remind the leadership that you could do a better job than they are doing. If someone offends you, get revenge. Spread rumors, gossip, and talk bad about the church to outsiders. Tell inappropriate jokes, preferably ones that are racist or sexist. When […]

Keys to Writing a Good Sermon

March 6, 2013

There is an art to preaching. The preacher has the task of taking an ancient text and creating a message that is relevant to a modern audience. This is not an easy thing to do. It is not good enough to stand in front of the people of God, read a passage, and then proclaim […]

Commanded to Encourage

February 28, 2013

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. (Heb. 10:24-25) This passage is probably most famous for […]

A Prayer by Karl Barth

February 20, 2013

  Karl Barth was one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century. The following is a prayer from the conclusion of a sermon he preached to prisoners in Basel, Switzerland. O Lord, our God! Thou art great, exalted and holy above us and above all men. This is thy glory that thou dost not […]

Peter Kreeft on C. S. Lewis

February 18, 2013

Grace is Not Cheap

February 14, 2013

Dietrich Bonhoeffer coined the term “cheap grace.” In his famous book The Cost of Discipleship he wrote the following, “Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession…. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, […]

A Prayer by Thomas a Kempis

February 13, 2013

Thomas a Kempis lived from 1380-1471. He is most famous for his book The Imitation of Christ. This devotional book has encouraged many Christians over the years to live like Jesus. Here is one of his prayers. Most gracious God, preserve us from the cares of this life, lest we should be too much entangled […]

The Lord’s Supper: A Means of Grace

February 11, 2013

When Christians assemble together on the first day of the week we do it for many different reasons. We come for learning and encouragement. We come to sing and to pray. We come for these things and more, but at the center of our worship is the Lordʼs table, a meal that Jesus himself instituted. […]

More Than a Spectator

February 8, 2013

Anyone who has grown up in America has been introduced to spectator sports. This is any sport where people come for the sole purpose of watching. Although spectator sports are not unique or original to our culture we seem to have taken them to another level. The Colosseum in Rome seated 50,000 spectators. We have […]

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