HT: The Way of Improvement Leads Home
I recently read McEntyre’s Make a List which was terrific. I have been wanting to read Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies for some time and finally got around to it. It did not disappoint.
This book will inspire you to see the beauty and power of well-crafted words.
Not that this was the author’s explicit purpose, but it helps us read Scripture more carefully.
Yesterday, I preached a sermon to the wonderful folks at Brenham Bible Church. The sermon was titled “What’s in a Word.” My sermon focused on the three words: faith, hope, and love. I showed from God’s Word how these three are commonly misunderstood…even by many of us Christians.
During my preparation I pondered how the popular saying “I am a person of faith” bothers me. My musings during the recent preparations surfaced a new twist to my dislike of that saying.
Think about it for a minute. Every human being, whether they are religious or not, is a “person of faith.” Non-religious folks gladly place their faith daily in everything from elevators to cars. And, of course, they place their faith in themselves!
Saying you are a “person of faith” is about as meaningful as saying you are a person.
Christians believe that they place their faith IN God. It is the object of our faith that makes all the difference in the world.
A: “Imagine Donald Trump’s library.”
B: “You’d have to.”
From one of my favorite historians:
Five (so far) things I hear far too often:
On “great” preaching: He’s killing it!
On being friends with a “great” preacher: My boy is killing it!
On everything from doughnuts to the the gospel: I have a passion for…
On pastors introducing their wives: Married to the most beautiful woman in the world.
On receiving some new books in the mail: These puppies just came in.
Here are a few thoughts for my friends in the Gospel Coalition: