Posts from the ‘Living It’ Category

Enough to Work

God gives each of us all we need to do our spiritual work. Why is enough not enough? Read more…

Street Preaching & Something the Devil Doesn’t Want You to Know

This reminder needs to sink deeply into our souls; GREATER is the One Who is in us, than the one who is in the world!!! Peace

Grace and Truth

IMG_4333[1]I’ve just come back after preaching on the city streets this morning with two other ladies.  The thing that has impressed me most is this : there is power and authority in the Name of Jesus Christ.

The devil knows it.  But he doesn’t want us to know it.

The devil was trembling and tried everything to stop us going in today. He wasn’t fearful of us.  He was fearful of the gospel being preached in the power of The Name.  I had horrible nightmares last night, two ladies who were supposed to come with us got sick, the road into the city was literally blocked and our usual car park closed off.

Within minutes of being there one of the young ladies with me was reduced to tears after a conversation with someone.

I knew it was the devil trying his hardest to stop this girl from preaching the gospel. …

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What Is the Way?

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Cheap Grace

This reminder of real faith needs to be attended to and lived.

The Good News

Perspectives on grace from Dietrich Bonhoeffer (The Cost of Discipleship):
Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjacks’ wares. The sacraments, the forgiveness of sin, and the consolations of religion are thrown away at cut prices. Grace is represented as the Church’s inexhaustible treasury, from which she showers blessings with generous hands, without asking questions or fixing limits. Grace without price; grace without cost! The essence of grace, we suppose, is that the account has been paid in advance; and, because it has been paid, everything can be had for nothing. Since the cost was infinite, the possibilities of using and spending it are infinite. What would grace be if it were not cheap?

Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession, absolution without personal confession. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without…

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Gossip Goes

How is it that people think I want to hear details about another person’s life, especially someone I don’t even know? Why do you repeat to me the gossip about me? Read more…

Ignite Life

I was given a copy of a book for Christmas. It’s too intimately autobiographical for me in many places, but like all Christian spirituality it has gems for even people like me. Read more…

Love and Emotion

Love, heavenly love, the love which Jesus commands us to love, is not an emotion. Read more…

Seriously, Love

If you expect your preacher to present an inspiring sermon then you don’t love her. If the preacher expects the assembled people to pay attention then the preacher does not love them. Read more…

Squeezing Validation.

I count JS as a Blogland friend, and this from his newest book is a wonderful modern take on the Great Commandments as Jesus taught!

J.S. Park: Hospital Chaplain, Skeptical Christian

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“Am I the kind of person other people know they can trust? And do they trust me – not because I’m clever at winning their confidence, but because I actually behave in trustworthy ways? ‘Save me, O LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues [Psalm 120:2].’ “

John Ortberg in “When the Game is Over It All Goes Back in the Box”, 2007, page 112.