Pastor Steve shares these links to stimulate some Thursday Thoughts…
Three posts this week from the Team at The Cripplegate:
If God Desires All to be Saved Then Why Aren’t They? … You know you’ve asked that question – Clint Archer seeks to answer it in 500 words: “Let me start my response by posing a related question to augment yours: Does God always get what he wants? God states that he desires for you not to gossip, lust, covet, be impatient, lose your temper, be discontent with your finances, etc. God expresses his will that people abstain from immorality, love their neighbor as themselves, and love him with all their heart, mind, and strength. So, again, I ask: does God always get what he desires? Obviously not.” You can read the rest HERE – – and spend some time looking through the comments.
Six Ways the Songs We Sing Should Transform Our Lives … Jordan Standridge writes: “Instead of looking for a church with a band or an orchestra or whatever your preference may be, find a church where the one who picks the songs has these six goals in mind, and who spends his time thinking through which songs will truly honor God and cause the singers to grow in godliness.” You can read the rest HERE. A copy of “Worship Matters” is available in the library.
The Plight of Churchless Christians … Eric Davis writes: “Sadly, it’s become a norm within American Christianity. Incredibly, it’s a regular thing amid evangelicalism. Embarrassingly, it’s widely accepted among many professing Christians. “I’m a Christian, but I don’t really go to church.” Churchless Christians. Flockless sheep. Bodyless body-parts. First century Christians would not have had a category for such a thing. It would’ve been one of the more bizarre phenomena imaginable.” You can read the rest HERE. Again, a read through the comments will be helpful.