Much of what I have written concerning forgiveness is about the morality of it--the rightness of doing it; when to and when not to. This is because I believe there is wide-spread heresy in the romantic and tempting belief that all Christians must forgive everyone for everything, whether or not the offender confesses or repents. (You can find more on this in my blogs (cccrd.org) and in my in depth article in our site's Shop, "Theologies That Wound: A Study of Biblical Forgiveness.")…Continue
Added by Frank Mancuso on April 5, 2012 at 8:28am — No Comments
Typically the “Easter” focus in the Church is on the amazing miracle of Jesus being raised from the dead. Yes, He has risen! He has risen indeed! Hallelujah! Yet, are we truly aware of the unfathomable miracle that we too have died and been resurrected? If so, why aren’t we also proclaiming this glorious miracle on “Easter” morning, or any other morning, for that matter? Is it that Tozer is accurate in saying,
“Among the plastic…Continue
I spent time today with Father, Son and Spirit in 1 Corinthians 6. It is amazing where He leads and truths He shares.
Father, as I am connected to my body, I am even more so connected to YOU! The connection between me and my body will be broken but not so with You.
As I desire You to show me favor so You desire me to express favor toward You.
As I desire Your blessing so You desire my blessing.
For it is by Your grace and mercy…Continue
Added by Terry and Carol Jarbo on April 4, 2012 at 10:11pm — No Comments
Yesterday I told you about a man I knew several years ago and how he was a quite a man of prayer and devotion. He devoted his time and energy in worship and prayer. But to go a little bit further with this, I want to tell you about someone else you have heard about. His name is Cornelius and you hear about him in the 10th chapter of Acts:
“While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all who were listening to the message . . . For they heard…Continue
Added by Nickolas Hiemstra on April 3, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
I have often been called “Narrow-minded,” or even “Closed-minded.” I know it is intended as an insult, but I have never had my feathers ruffled by it. I think all believers should live within a very small circle; their life, their every move, their very existence should be wrapped up only in the interests of Christ. As Paul said, "In him we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:28).
When we get to the point where we know nothing butChrist, we indeed become…Continue
Added by Nickolas Hiemstra on April 2, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
As many of you know, I have many “heroes” of our faith. These are believers who have moved me in some way because of their testimony. They may have inspired me to a deeper walk with the Lord; or maybe to a stronger time of study of the Scriptures. The writings from A.W. Tozer has been a tremendous inspiration to my faith.
I will say one thing about each of those “spiritual giants,” I have admitted, they were in close communion with the Lord; they became lost in the glorious vastness…Continue
Added by Nickolas Hiemstra on April 1, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments