Saturday, 24 July 2010

Cheapening the blood of Jesus Christ

A beautifully written reflection by one of my core youth leaders on the grace of God.

Hebrews 10:26-31
If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," and again, "The Lord will judge his people." It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
It's sad how today, so many people today call themselves Christians when they're actions obviously show otherwise. GRACE GRACE GRACE. That's what they tell themselves, as if Jesus' blood on the cross and the grace he showed is an excuse for them to live anyway they want. We have severely cheapened God's grace. And what does Hebrews tell us about that? If the people were so severely punished for rejecting Moses' law, how much worse do you think they will be punished for cheapening the blood of Jesus.
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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Quotes from "Full Service"

Servanthood and Rest

Freedom from the need to have other people's approval and praise, and hence the need to be the great hero or heroine (the "Messiah" complex), in true servanthood will produce much rest and peace in the Spirit.

Maintaining healthy boundaries involves having your priorities in place, resulting in the freedom to say yes but not the fear to say no.
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