#Acts15 Legalism festers at home till the light of the gospel shines abroad. Life-giving mission always exposes life-sapping theology.
Why Christmas? 1 answer: So “He can deal gently with the ignorant & wayward since He Himself is beset with weakness.” (Heb5:2) #EnjoyYourDay
If we took our idea of The Judge from the book of Judges what wd we conclude? He’s our brother rising up to destroy our enemies & bring rest
God justifies the wicked who, without works, simply trust Jesus. Rom 4:5. Wickedness does not disbar, it qualifies you #EnjoyYourDay
He’s the Bread of life, born to be consumed. Why else would you put Him in a feeding trough? #EnjoyYourDay
#MayanChristmasSong Apocalypso Carol
Christians are 8th day people. We always live beyond the old world, beyond the old time-frame.
#christmasremakes Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Baubles
@glenscrivener Tinsel, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, surely? #christmasremakes @RedDragonStar No I considered and rejected that option on account of it not containing baubles. #christmasremakes
#christmasremakes Crouching Tiger, Hidden Donkey
#christmasremakes Rebel Without A Claus — I *hate* myself for this one.
#christmasremakes Being John Melchior
#christmasremakes Indiana Jones and the Temple of Gluvine
#christmasremakes When Harry Met Santa
#christmasremakes Close Encounters of the Mulled Wine
#christmasremakes Apocalypse Sprout
Today ‘love’ is abt finding “one person in particular who will spare us any need for people in general”
Jesus was not a tourist. He took all we are & then all that belongs to us: sin & wrath included. He’s ours: flesh *and* blood #EnjoyYourDay
God in a manger / Defenceless, enfleshed / Immanuel crying / And fighting for breath
God in a manger / Wriggling and raw / Stranded on wood / Enthroned on the straw.
God at Golgotha / Pierced in His flesh / Immanuel crying / And fighting for breath
God at Golgotha / Forsaken and lost / Stranded on wood / Enthroned on the cross
“Santa gives things and then goes away. Jesus shows up to befriend and to stay.” Glen Scriviner dsr.gd/UKTR8Z
— John Piper (@JohnPiper) December 24, 2012
There’s no higher view of humanity than the Word become flesh. Have a very carnal Christmas ;)
What’s more dangerous, the gun or the myth that a gun-owner is part of the *solution* to violence? @NRA
.@NRA At the 1st Christmas, Jesus showed up 2 a genocide unarmed. He’s the place where the violence ends & His people are to follow
“The Life has appeared. We have seen it & proclaim 2u the eternal life which was with the Father.” 1John1 #EnjoyYourDay #HappyChristmas
Nice little update of the nativity from today’s Guardian: here
In the battle between Light and darkness, the Light has arrived. No contest! #EnjoyYourDay
“I’ve seen the misery of my people, heard their cries & am concerned 4 their suffering so I’ve come down 2 rescue them” Ex3 #EnjoyYourDay
ET’s last word to Drew Barrymore was law: “Be Good!” No wonder she went off the rails. #ET
The sevenfold promise of the LORD to His enslaved people: “I will bring u out from under the yoke, I will free u, I will redeem u…
…I will take u as my own people & I will be yr God. I will bring u2 the promised land, I will give it 2u as a possession.” Ex6 #EnjoyYourDay
The bible doesn’t say “Fall” it says Death, Curse, Exile. “Fall” is in grave danger of dualism. “East of Eden” tells a different story.
Just gorgeous: What Are You Doing New Years Eve? by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-L…:
Turning over a new leaf? Ur 2000 years too late. A whole new world born from the virgin womb & virgin tomb: yours 4 free #EnjoyYourDay
So the answer to locating change in your one-off resolutions is to locate it in your ongoing resolutions? http://paultrippministries.org/new-years-resolutions …
No need for you to make a beginning. Christ is “the Beginning” (Col 1:18). In Him all things are forever new. #EnjoyYourYear
No need to dwell on 2012. And nothing to prove in 2013. #EnjoyYourYear
It’s a New Year but
@mike_reeves is banging the same old ‘Trinity’ drum http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2012/december/three-is-loveliest-number.html?paging=off …
It’s the one thing we must do now that we cannot do in eternity: Suffer bogus motivations towards mission
<< Witness to Christ is part and parcel of eternal life. Living it now is heavenly. It’s the shape of God, His Word, His Life, His people.
Rejoice Gok, Rejoice! For She has an hourglass figure and You have A Belt!
Because of resurrection, the worst thing is never the last thing.#EnjoyYourDay
Preachers tell me my no. 1 problem is self-rule but, gotta say, I experience it as slavery & self-sabotage, how bout u? LINK
‘This is the love of the cross… which does not find good but confers good upon the bad.’ Luther. The cross crucifies a theology of glory
Job 19: Not a Replacer, a Redeemer. Not in the clouds, on earth. Not as spirit, in my flesh: “I will see Him.”
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