Category Archives: Seeing God

God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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Good-bye for now Dad

Today I was given yet another reason to look forward to heaven. At 11:30 AM my mother called to tell me that my father passed away.

Just four days earlier, I received a call in the evening to tell me that my pastor, mentor and friend (Dr. Richard Gregory) passed away. Continue reading

Posted in Comfort, Death, Death of Christ, Eternal life, Eternal security, God's Heart, God's Love, God's power, God's Protection, God's Will, Heaven, Loss, Personal thoughts, Salvation, Security of salvation, Seeing God, Seeking God, Wisdom | 5 Comments

Subversive Gospel-centered Communities

The gospel will lead us to live in humble, loving, truth-telling communities of mutual affection and honor. Continue reading

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Heaven: Reserved for one group only

  Here is a sobering thought: Only the humble will go to heaven. Yes, heaven will be filled with humble people! All the proud of heart will be excluded. What a great place heaven will be! But this is sobering … Continue reading

Posted in Afraid to die, Afterlife, Christianity, Conceit, Eternal life, Eternal security, Evangelicals, Godly sorrow, Gospel, Grace, Guidelines for living, Heaven, Hope?, Human depravity, Humility, Jesus Christ, Kingdom, Local Church, New Christian, Pharisees, Pride, Religion-not the answer, Repentance, Salvation, Seeing God, Self-deception, Sin, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, True Christianity?, Walking with God | 2 Comments

The Art of Dying Well

Over the past thirty years or so, western culture has become more insulated from suffering and death. We’ve removed aging and dying from our homes and put them in hospitals and convalescent facilities. We prefer to visit suffering and death … Continue reading

Posted in Afraid to die, Afterlife, Anxiety, Christian life, Christianity, Contentment, Crisis, Death, Defeat?, Depression, Despair, Discouragement, Encouragement, Evil in the world, Fear, Fear of death, God's control, God's Heart, God's Protection, Hope?, Human depravity, Human dignity, Life, Problem of evil, Salvation, Security of salvation, Seeing God, Suffering, Trials, Victory, Walking with God, Will of God, Worldview | 3 Comments