Sometimes it’s a scary thought that our love for God is measured by how we relate to other people.
“If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen.
“And this command we have from Him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
1 John 4:20-21
I recently finished reading Humility by Andrew Murray. Not that I needed to, I’ve already got humble.
The thing about humility, as the author points out, is that it’s not so hard to assume a posture of humility before God, the hard thing is keeping an attitude of humility with all the people. Humility isn’t just a train of thought, it’s part of your nature. Or not, as the case may be.
Continue reading Getting Humble
Is how we’re doing church the right way to do it? Certainly it’s different than what it sounded like in Acts and the epistles.
What does the word ‘church’ even refer to?
I know some people who whenever possible take ‘church’ to mean the little local fellowship (distinct from all the other local fellowships). I know others who take ‘church’ to mean all the saints, whenever possible.
I’ve just finished reading Total Church, A radical reshaping of gospel and community by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. Emphasis on radical (although I was kind of expecting it to be a bit more off the wall). The authors are elders in England who are trying to do church in a different way.
It’s a book that makes you ask a lot of questions about how you view the church. I was already reviewing how I saw the church so the book gave me a view of a totally different model.
Continue reading What Should The Church Look Like?
Encouraging Christian young people to get serious about serving the Lord.