The cross always has a will of its own and it is always for God’s glory and our good.
Condemned, cancelled sin can be so wiley and deceptive, and it can keep us shrouded in so much shame that we can’t bear even the thought of opening up about it to someone else.
What we need are not more baptismal rituals and remembrances for the spiritually dead. What we need are more tombstones for the living.
I’m afraid we’ve gotten a lot better at delighting ourselves with restful morning devotions than we are at the movemental discipline of rigorous devotion.
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)
We do not need rules. What we need is a Ruler. The Lordship of Jesus Christ has nothing to do with following the rules and everything to do with following the Ruler.
The mark of a spiritual person, in the tradition of Jesus, is not in some kind of super spirituality but in the holiness of their humanity.
Forms and rituals and motions can be good things until they become the main things, denying the dynamics they were created to cultivate.
We are not in debt because of our sins. We are in debt because of sin.
My faith in the working of God who raised Jesus from the dead must translate into my faith in the working of God who raised me from the dead.