Posted on April 16, 2017 by llamapacker
Posted on April 13, 2017 by llamapacker
Reminds me some of the old chorus, “They will know we are Christians by our love”
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Posted on April 11, 2017 by llamapacker
I’m in the need of music today. Enjoy and worship!
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Posted on April 10, 2017 by llamapacker
Posted on April 9, 2017 by llamapacker
Tucked away in an article by Sammy Rhodes on a different topic, I found a phrase that has stuck with me for quite some time now. It’s one worth expounding on:
“God loves us enough to disappoint us.”
At first reading, that may seem a bit baffling. After all, John 3:16 doesn’t say, “For God so loved the world, He disappointed us.” What does this phrase really mean? The more I thought about it, the more it seemed not only right, but God-glorifying.
Read on: http://ftc.co/resource-library/1/2752
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Posted on April 8, 2017 by llamapacker
There is a particular temptation that many churches in America face today. Like the priest and the Levite in the story of the Good Samaritan, we’re all into religious duties—reading the Bible, tithing (or something close to tithing), volunteering, going to small group. But for many of us, when we look at our lives, there’s very little giving away of ourselves.
Jesus referred to this in Matthew 23:23 when he said, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others” (ESV).
When we emphasize the marginal but neglect the essential—loving people—we have become the Pharisees.
In the same story, Jesus gave us an example for how we should love our neighbors. That example was the Samaritan, a man who showed us the “who,” “when,” and “how much” of loving our neighbors.
1. Who is our neighbor?
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Posted on April 1, 2017 by llamapacker