How Radical Is Grace?

How could you suggest we love the KKK? Or Neo-Nazis or the white supremacists? How could you suggest that you talk nice about Adolf Hitler, the man responsible for the death of millions of people during World War II?

How could you possibly suggest any kind or level of grace to such hate-filled, vile, despicable, evil people?

Because God’s grace is that scandalous. Continue reading “How Radical Is Grace?”

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Grace Is More

“Grace is more powerful than consequences. Grace overwhelms consequences. Even with consequences there is love and grace and the mercy of God in Christ.

Jesus says to us, “I know you messed up, and I know there are consequences, but I want to walk with you through the consequences. I want to love you through the consequences. And I even want to use the consequences in this whole big story.””

– Louie Giglio, The Comeback

Happy Easter!

The Hallowed Day We Call ‘Good Friday’

What God Wants vs. What We Want

“He doesn’t want our dreams. He wants his dreams.

He doesn’t want us swimming in a kiddie pool of faith, a faith that’s only ankle deep. That a faith with no risk involved, a faith where we can still touch the bottom. God doesn’t want an easy road for us. No shortcuts.

Instead, God wants to take us on an adventure far out into the widest part of the ocean. He leads us into deep water where there’s no way our feet can touch bottom anymore.

That’s when we lean on God and constantly seek his face and heart and thoughts, because there’s no way we can even swim in the deepest part of the ocean unless we know the one who holds the seas in the palm of his hand.”

– Louie Giglio, The Comeback

The Only Person Who Can Say That….

If you had gone to Buddha and asked him: ‘Are you the son of Brahma?’ he would have said, ‘My son, you are still in the vale of illusion.’ If you had gone to Socrates and asked, ‘Are you Zeus?’ he would have laughed at you. If you had gone to Mohammed and asked, ‘Are you Allah?’ he would first have rent his clothes and then cut your head off. If you had asked Confucius, ‘Are you Heaven?’ I think he would have probably replied, ‘Remarks which are not in accordance with nature are in bad taste.’ The idea of a great moral teacher saying what Christ said is out of the question. In my opinion, the only person who can say that sort of thing is either God or a complete lunatic…

– C.S. Lewis

If You Are A Follower Of Jesus…

Three of my favourite pastors shared something powerful, and I can’t help but share it.

 

As a white Canadian of European descent, I am guilty of the sins of my forefathers. And I join these men in saying, ‘I am sorry, First Nations people of Canada, for all the terrible and horrendous things we have done to you and your people. Please forgive me.’