Some recent Tweets from me.
We must be saved from our “wisdom” just as we must be saved from our “righteousness.”
Sin is hard and hardening work. Christ’s yoke is easy and His burden is light.
Hard to imagine Jesus responding to the question ‘How are you?’ with ‘Busy.’
There’s no faith in God without faith in Christ.
Our judgements of Music are like our judgements of Jesus- they constitute our *own* judgement. The Onion says it best
Jesus encamps around you (Ps 34:7). Before anything gets to you today, it has to go through Him.
It’s just as “finished” today as it was 2000 years ago.
If you’re a Christian you are “in Christ”. And you can’t get closer than “in”.
The gospel is not a process, it’s a declaration.
Sometimes satire says it best.
@TheOnion God Admits Humans Not Most Impressive Creation // The god of this age agrees!
All those wonderful things “we do for God”… how many of them are basically this?
There’s nothing uniquely gospel-driven about “gratitude 4 salvation. ” It’s precisely the motivation 4 living the law. Ex20:1-2
Soon your eyes will behold the King in His beauty, they will see a land that stretches afar. Isaiah 33:17
In Christ you are not only blameless in God’s sight (Col 1:22), you are unblameable (KJV).
To say God is Creator is 1st to say He’s a Source to be received from. Too often He’s only spoken of as a Force to be reckoned with.
Creator means He *gives* life. Sounds obvious but needs saying.
‘As you believe God to be, so he is for you’ (Luther)
God does not dish out grace with a teaspoon. Your Father is a Fountain of life.
Belief in distinct roles and asymmetry can be Athanasian or Arian. Discernment needed.
Once saved, always being saved. 2 Cor 1:10
Aim at ‘radical truth’ and you’ll get ‘balance’ thrown in (eventually). Aim at ‘balance’ and you’ll get neither balance nor truth.
Nehemiah 9 proves there’s nothing NEW covenant about Spirit-led, grace-motivated obedience…
…The newness of the New Covenant is Christ upholding our side…
…”You will be my people” says God. “Here I am, I’ve come to do your will” says Christ. And the covenant is fulfilled.
‘Free will’ claims to be the language of love. Isn’t love far more expressed by “falling for”/ “swept off my feet”/ “can’t help myself”?
Christ lives in you. #EnjoyYourDay
“Outside of Christ, I am only a sinner, but in Christ, I am saved. Outside of Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full…
…Outside of Christ, I am weak; in Christ, I am strong. Outside of Christ, I cannot; in Christ, I am more than able…
…Outside of Christ, I have been defeated; in Christ, I am already victorious. How meaningful are the words, “in Christ.” Watchman Nee
“Let me tell you, You have died! You are done with! You are ruled out! The self you loathe is on the Cross of Christ.” Watchman Nee
“Both the child & the cynic walk thru the valley of the shadow. The cynic focuses on the darkness; the child focuses on the Shepherd” Paul Miller
Ben Meyer’s one sentence summary of Church Dogmatics…
“God speaks a free and loving “Yes” to Jesus Christ; the event of this “Yes” is God’s trinitarian life & its corresponding echo is a creative…
…& redemptive “Yes” to humanity, so that God’s relationship to humanity is an echo & an analogy of God’s relationship to Jesus Christ.”
You are not God’s project, you are God’s child.