Gospel messengers who brave hostile places don’t go to seek martyrdom, writes Tim Keesee. Rather they go to fully live for the glory of Christ and the sake of others, knowing they are in God’s hands.
Like the lame man Bartimaeus, we often want grace to do the healing and the walking. But Jesus does not abide that kind of soul paralysis. Instead, he says, “Get up, take up your bed, and walk.”
One of the most remarkable assertions of the apostle Paul is that Christians actually die with Christ. What does this mean? Tim Savage explains.
If we don’t engage God but simply use a “Bible-based system” or “method” of handling our emotions, we lose the core hope we have as Christians.
To redeem our memories, we must begin where we are least likely to go, the place that we feel is least relevant in the here and now. Yet we can never truly leave our “behind” in our past.