God’s Plan for My Life

How do you figure out God’s plan for your life? Does he have one? Can you know it? I’ve had many thoughts and conversations on this topic. Let me start here: I believe that God has created us with the capacity to think for a reason. I also believe that he gave us all the tools we need to direct our thinking properly. In no way does this negate prayer. Paul said in 1 Thess 5:17 to pray continually. This is a given. But prayer does not abdicate our responsibility to act.

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Francis is so weird. But that’s normal.

“I want my life to fit in this book one day.” – Francis Chan

Just to expound on one of his points in this clip, what do we do that is weird?  Is it worth it?  What would it look like if it were in the bible?

  • Then the church in Thessalonica, which Paul had founded, split because Apollos was a much better speaker.
  • And the church west of Ephesus died because of their worship style.
  • 3000 people were saved on that day, but they never met again because the church service was for too early.

How embarrassing would that be?  It’s a good thing that today’s church won’t be recorded in the bible.  But then again, it will be recorded.  So what will those that come after think of us?  Just a thought to bother you on your day off.  You’re welcome.  🙂

Breaking God’s Heart

Tim Keller has said something like this: “If you see sin only as breaking God’s law, then you still don’t get it.  You must see sin as breaking God’s heart.”

I wonder if we really get that.  If we did, would we treat sin so casually?  Our sins should not cripple us – I don’t mean that.  God is righteous and holy.  He will not be mocked.  Sin is an affront to his very nature.  When we sin, we stand in defiance to him.  To sin is to commit treason against the king of the universe.  It is worse than betraying the people of your nation – it is betraying your God.  This is all true, but it’s not the whole story.

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Christian Idolatry

Ok, so maybe you don’t have a golden calf at home, or a statue of Artemis in your church, but many of us still have some serious idols.  I’m not talking about that kind though.  Obviously, those are idols of a different religion, and even a different epoch.  The idols I’m talking about are the ones that are accepted – even welcomed in Christianity.  And I wonder if they might even be worse than the more obvious kind.

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What’s the Point?

Gotta love Driscoll.  No beating around the bush here.

What is church all about?

What is life all about?

Watch.

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