Noteworthy Links (26-10-13)

by Tom Andrasi on October 26, 2013

in Noteworthy Links

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Once again it’s time for a sampling of some of the posts from around the blogsphere which are worthy of your time to have a look at.

 

We all face difficulties and trials of various kinds as we walk this earth. Let’s be honest, life is not always easy. It’s comforting in the midst of our difficulty to think that “God will not give me more than I can handle.” But, What if There’s a Good Chance God will Almost Kill You?

 

As we think about the current Christian culture, one can almost come to the conclusion that the focus of the Christian faith is the life of the Christian. Therefore, our messaging has seemingly shifted from Christ and him crucified to humanity and it improved. Whether it’s “how to have a good marriage”, or “how to be more missional”, or “how to practice godliness more effectively”, people hear more about what they need to do than what Jesus has already done. We’ve taken our eyes off of Christ, “the author and finisher of our faith”, to focus on ourselves. Maybe what we really need is a little Blessed Self-Forgetfulness.

 

I know this will seem shocking, but after reading this, tell me you don’t agree that there is justifiable cause for Why We Should Legalize Murder for Hire.

 

 

I believe that the man who does not make his religion his first and last thought, who does not subject all his actions, his eating and drinking too, to the cause of Christ, has not the work of God in his soul. “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”

Read the rest of Bone Marrow Religion

 

So much Christianity has become Reader’s Digest Christianity: “Jesus can help you achieve your dreams. He’ll go ninety-nine yards if you just go one. Do a little and he’ll do a lot. God helps those who help themselves.”

 

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