Archive for June, 2010

One Anothers Not Found

June 28, 2010

Ray Ortlund nails it again. Here’s some one anothers he can’t find in the Bible.

Humble one another, scrutinize one another, pressure one another, embarrass one another, corner one another, interrupt one another, defeat one another, disapprove of one another, run one another’s lives, confess one another’s sins, intensify one another’s sufferings, point out one another’s failings . . . .

Read the rest here.

A (Surprising) Fourth Lesson in Counter Cultural Living

June 11, 2010

Every once in a while I find an article that really surprises me. This one certainly did. Please take the time to go read it.

Really, go read it.

When you’re done, if you’re curious about the title of this post, go read this too.

Three Lessons in Counter Cultural Living

June 9, 2010

Want to see what forgiveness, selflessness and quiet faithfulness look like in contrast to our culture of  egos, victims and “Just win, baby.”?

Look here, here and here.

Our lives may not make headlines. No one may sing our praises. But there is One who sees in secret, and that’s enough.

And you know what? If our lives are marked by these kinds of acts and traits, the world sees the difference too.

A question to consider

June 5, 2010

This morning, as I was drinking my coffee trying to keep my caffeine withdrawal at bay, I read something that really woke me up. Here’s the opening of J.C Ryle’s, “A Call To Prayer”

“Men ought always to pray.” Luke 18:1 “I will that men pray everywhere.” 1 Timothy 2:1

I have a question to offer you. It is contained in three words, DO YOU PRAY?

The question is one that none but you can answer. Whether you attend public worship or not, your minister knows. Whether you have family prayers or not your relations know. But whether you pray in private or not, is a matter between yourself and God.

I beseech you in all affections to attend to the subject I bring before you. Do not say that my question is too close. If your heart is right in the sight of God, there is nothing in it to make you afraid. Do not turn off my question by replying that you say your prayers. It is one thing to say your prayers and another to pray.