Summing Up the Message

photo © 2006 romana klee | more info (via: Wylio)   I wanted to pause to reflect on the theology that is shaping up from all of this. 1. The essential nature of the fall, the inherent problem with every man that comes down from Adam, is that we desire the forbidden. 2. Restoration […]

The Sought

photo © 2005 Kevin Saff | more info (via: Wylio)   “Now all the tax-gatherers and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. And both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” And He told them this parable, saying, “What man among […]

The Scandal of Grace

Corrie Ten Boom was a Dutch Christian holocaust survivor, imprisoned for sheltering Jews. She and her sister Betsie were imprisoned at a death camp called Ravensbruck. Corrie Ten Boom survived the ordeal; Betsie did not. She tells the story that after one of her talks, a former Ravensbruck guard came up and introduced himself: “You […]

Jonah and God’s Detestable and Unavoidable Grace

photo © 1929 National Maritime Museum | more info (via: Wylio)   I’ve been reading a book by Tullian Tchividjian called “Surprised by Grace,” which uses the book of Jonah verse by verse to paint a picture of a godly man in desperate need of grace, who received it. You really should consider reading it, […]

Let the boy win!

photo © 2009 woodley wonderworks | more info (via: Wylio)   A certain young musician was gifted and enthusiastic. He came under the tutelage of a teacher who had a reputation as being very effective in guiding young musicans to great skill. The student came and the teacher pointed out many flaws in the student’s […]

Lavish Grace

photo © 2007 Jed Scattergood | more info (via: Wylio) “He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His […]