THE EXAMPLE OF FAITH CHURCH

< 1 minute It seems there’s no end to the pastoral wisdom of Steve Viars. Here’s an article explaining how and why his church has chosen their path in the pandemic. Much to emulate.

Why Faith Church Listens to the Health Department – link in bio

#church #covid #lovingyourcommunity

HOW WILL YOU DIE ON THAT HILL?

HOW WILL YOU DIE ON THAT HILL?

5 min to read What you do on a hill says a lot about how you view Jesus, yourself, and the world. We use this cliché all the time to explain ourselves. This is a hill to die on. That’s not a hill to die on. And so forth. The cliché assumes a hill has only one purpose: death. But there’s a deeper issue to consider. How will you die on that hill?

#humility #suffering #love #worship

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DO YOU LOVE TO BE ANGRY?

DO YOU LOVE TO BE ANGRY?

2 min to read You love to be angry, don’t you? Come on – admit it! Even if every once in a while, given particular conditions, you enjoy anger. Strangely, there is something pleasant about it.

HE HEARS US, WE LOVE HIM

HE HEARS US, WE LOVE HIM

2 min to read This one verse caught my attention and stuck with me today, much to my comfort and awe. We know God has factored into spiritual life a kind of cause and effect dynamic. We reap what we sow. We ask, He answers. But at the heart of the Christian life is God’s gracious and primary initiative in our lives. It’s true that God responds to us, but it is in no way near the way in which He acts first so that we can respond to Him.

THE MYTH OF COMPLIANCE

2 min to read A recent Bible study included a discussion around the relationship between commitment and compliance. In essence, we considered the difference between having commitment to Christ and merely complying with His commands and ways. The conversation was clarifying for me, as I considered how often I’m content merely checking spiritual boxes, without much real interaction with or focus on the glory and pleasure of Christ.