Pastor Steve shares these links to stimulate some Thursday Thoughts…
Good Apology vs. Bad Apology … Brad Hambrick writes: “Repentance is an essential part of the Christian life, relational health, and maintaining an accurate view of the world. Repentance is when we quit trying to make our dysfunction “work” and embrace the life-giving alternative to our sin that God offers. When we direct repentance towards a person we have offended we often call it an apology. For this reason, Christians should be better at apologizing than anyone else.” You can read the rest HERE.
Submission is a Mark of Maturity … Stacy Reaoch writes: “The ultimate question really is not, “Can I trust the person in authority over me,” but, “Am I trusting that God is leading this person to lead me?” Yes, people are fallible, but God is infallible. He never makes mistakes. He establishes rulers and kingdoms. He is the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega. And he has put those bosses, elders, parents and husbands in the positions of authority they are in. Nothing takes him by surprise. And he can be trusted.” You can read the rest HERE.
Growing Old Graciously … Jared Wilson writes: “Too many older saints have effectively retired from the Christian life. I may not be able to keep up with the young, but I’d rather lag behind than drop out of the race. So I keep reading, keep watching, keep discussing. These young punks got a lot to learn from me. And I’ve got a lot to learn from them. I want the second half of my life to find me still moving. Life is not a sprint; it’s a marathon, and I prefer to finish strong.” You can read the rest HERE.