Monthly Archives: October 2012

Same Old Sentiment

I want to pause in the stream of my latest blogs and make an observation – actually make a confession about a pet peeve of mine. There actually is a difference between sentiment and follow-through, but most people don’t live … Continue reading

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A Life Changing Moment

A few posts back I began telling the story of a young girl from a Russian clan, who made a very serious mistake that brought shame to her Chieftain father (see What Are we Really Worth). I didn’t tell you … Continue reading

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Worth It All

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates … Continue reading

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Personal Worth

Since our concept of our worth is shaped by what the significant others in our lives have told us about ourselves, let’s fix our gaze on our most significant, significant other.  Let’s take a look at the God who gave … Continue reading

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What Are We Really Worth?

Years ago a pastor friend of mine told me a story.  He claimed the story came out of the history of Russia, a history that pre-dated the Czars when the Russian people lived in nomadic clans.  I’ll be honest with … Continue reading

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Insights From A Demon

In C. S. Lewis’ Screwtape Letters, Uncle Screwtape the demon writes this observation about God to an under-demon in training. “You must have wondered why the enemy [God] does not make more use of his power to be sensibly present … Continue reading

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Rehearsing What Is True

Our suspicious hearts believe God is still obsessed with our sin.  The last three blog posts establish from Scripture that He is not. Justice and mercy kissed at a cross where God the Son took the brunt of what justice … Continue reading

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Guilt Is Not The Last Word

But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between … Continue reading

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Real Guilt

What does the bible say about our guilt? As it is written: ‘There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together … Continue reading

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As Guilty As Sin

Can you remember your worst moment?  Most of the time we don’t think we’re all that bad. We secretly think the Bible is being a little extreme when it says that we’re all sinners.  Well, we might think other people … Continue reading

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