GRACE, MY ORIENTATION Orientation means, “To align or position with respect to a point or system of reference…to adjust in relation to facts and principles (e.g. a compass); knowing where you are and where you should be.” To be “grace-oriented” is to be focused on Christ Jesus, who is “full of grace and truth”. To [...]
BAD RELIGION – by Rubel Shelly
Bad Religion – by Rubel Shelly Mean spirited —Bad religion. I’ve seen it,tasted it, and participated in it in my early ministry. But that is not what Jesus called us to be and do. “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By [...]
FUNCTION AND FORM FULFILLED BY GRACE OR LEGALISM?
Everybody, once the terms are defined, agrees that the Lord’s Church has “functions” to express and to enjoy: worship, holiness, faith, grace, freedom, prayer, teaching, evangelizing, praising, caring for the poor, etc., etc. The problem comes with “forms”, that is, the way the functions are to be expressed or accomplished. By definition and by their [...]
GOD IS NOT DEAD! I HAVE NEVER BELIEVED HE WAS!
What is on my mind? God is not dead! I have never believed he was. I see him in all creation Romans chapter 1 verses 18 to 20. Look at this picture and see the artistic hand of God painting the sky. Thank you Father God for this beautiful sunrise, it blessed me this [...]
LOVE MY MOTIVATION
There is much confusion about this thing called love. Authentic love is best defined as, “a profound involvement in the well-being of another; loving the unlovely unconditionally.” To be moved or motivated by love means “to provide with an incentive; move to action; compel.”Love, for the follower of Christ, is a must (2 Corinthians 5:14).Love is [...]