The Glory of God in the Gospel-Centered Life
Be watching for Bill’s upcoming book, Seven Dimensions of Spiritual Masculinity, How God Changes Biological Masculinity into Spiritual Masculinity and Why It Matters.
JUDY AND I ARE IN THE PROCESS OF A MAJOR MOVE. As many of you know this can exacerbate stress. We pack differently. I married my opposite. All of this led to a huge fight Friday night. It was mostly my fault. Guilt and condemnation. I had a hard time sleeping. I awoke...
This blog is about the gospel and how it influences every aspect of Christian life. Many Christians here the word, “gospel,” and think, that’s for beginners. I want to move on to the deeper truths. But this kind of thinking is a problem. Properly understood the gospel is the deepest truth in scripture. If you knew nothing about the Bible but the gospel, but knew it really well, you would have all the knowledge necessary for a life of godliness.
The gospel reconciles Old Testament and New. It is the center of the Bible. The Old Testament demonstrates the need for it . The Old Testament predicts it. Then the four gospels record the life and death of Jesus, the Messiah, which is the gospel. Last, the epistles look back on the gospels interpreting and applying them.
The gospel is also about ultimate issues. A display of the glory of God is God’s purpose for creation and redemption. The cross of Christ, the center of the gospel, is the greatest display of God’s glory in human history. It also displays the bankruptcy of man. In sum, the cross glorifies God and humbles humanity, and this is how it should be.
The gospel informs how married couples should relate, how they should raise their children, how they should relate to other Christians, why they should evangelize, and how they should conduct themselves in the market place. It’s all there for those who have eyes to see.
The gospel is the heart and soul of the Christian worldview. It explains how we got here, why life is often problematic, and the glorious hope that God has set before all true Believers.
These subjects and others, this blog will explore. Occasionally we will address culture and politics, but the main subject will be the gospel and its application.
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JUDY AND I JUST WATCHED THE MOVIE, Nefarious on Amazon Prime. The cost was $4.99, and it was money well spent. I don't normally like Christian movies. They are usually cheesy, sophomoric, and poorly done. But this was different. The script, acting, and cinematography...
JUNE IS NOW PRIDE MONTH, celebrating the alphabet mafia's hegemony over Western Culture. Ironically, they boast about the very sin most apt to be the cause their eternal misery—pride. Pride is their sin. They have named June appropriately, but they think pride is a...
SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I made a business trip to Rome. My friend, Bob, was with my wife and me. He was an habitual personality. When he found a restaurant that he liked, he went back repeatedly. On the first night, he ate at Alfredos, the restaurant that popularized...
Rev. 19:11-16 King of Kings SINCE THE SIXTIES, a battle for sexual purity and sexual identity has increasingly rocked the Western world. Its origin is spiritual. What we see on earth reflects conflicts in the unseen world. For example, I was speaking to a Sunday...
WHEN GOD USES US, it can deceive us into building our lives around being used by him. In other words, the work of the Lord, rather than the Lord of the Work, becomes the center of our lives. It becomes our identity. It rather than the Lord himself, is where we find...
What is the real cause of mass shootings? Is it guns or something else? Four lessons.