Monday, May 11, 2009

Perfect love, fear and risk

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
1 John 4:18

If my ministry is ruled by fear, then it is not formed by God's love.  I admit, too often, I do what I do because I don't want to loose what I have.  But, I have nothing accept the life that is given me be God and in Christ.  Therefore, if I act in love, I can risk everything.  I should be willing to risk everything!

What has fear kept you from risking today?

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Thoughts on Salvation: the Coin

Could it be that salvation is a coin with two clear sides?

If all you ever think about is the salvation of individual souls, you will be happy every time the coin lands on heads. But when it lands on tails, you will be frustrated.

If all you ever think about is the salvation of culture, then you will be please with tails and frustrated with heads.

Does not God's Word place the individual and culture side-by-side?
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.