Pastor Steve shares these links to stimulate some Thursday Thoughts…
Six Things It Means To Be In Jesus Christ … A Devotional by John Piper. John writes: “Being “in Christ Jesus” is a stupendous reality. It is breathtaking to be united to Christ. Bound to Christ. If you are “in Christ” listen to what it means for you:” You can read the rest HERE.
I Fear You Will Die and Go to Hell … It is likely we all know a professing Christian who has decided to end their marriage. What should loving, honest counsel look like? Josh Buice writes: “Those were some of the hardest words I’ve had to speak to a person. I looked him in the eyes when I said it. The words were brutally honest. I didn’t enjoy it. I communicated the warning with a broken heart that day, and with tears I spoke to him about his soul. I told him, over coffee, “I fear you will die and go to hell.”” You can read the rest HERE.
You Could’ve Been Something … Andrea Burke writes at For The Church about the ordinary Christian life and what might have been exchanged to enjoy it. She writes: “Being a teen in the 90s meant that at every youth conference where I screamed my voice away, some hip, faux-hawked pastor was on stage telling me “You guys are the world changers.” We even sang the songs. History makers. The ones to change the course of humanity. THE generation. It was us. Our time. We were told we could be somebody. And I tried. Lord knows, I tried to be someone. But because of Christ, I get to be ordinary and scrub the dishes, knowing my something is hidden at the mercy seat. I can do the mundane, lead my local church in worship, and know my song rises for one audience alone. My something died when Christ became nothing (Philippians 2:7).” You can read the rest HERE.