I’m irritated when people who should know better give grace with one hand and then take it away with the other. “Of course God loves you,” they say, and just when I’m ready to break out in song, they add, “but don’t let it go to your head.” These are the same people who talk about “easy believism” and “cheap grace.” After presenting the Gospel, they admonish those who have received it to go out and change themselves, the world or at least everybody they know.
Who are you really? As God’s son (perhaps contrary to the relationship you had with your earthly father), you are forever loved by our Father God. Check out Pete Alwinson’s blog. He has some great news for you.
The Key Life Pastors Pre-Conference at Liberate 2015 will be held February 19-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Here’s Scotty Smith’s message from last year’s pre-conference for pastors. We hope you’ll check it out and join us this year. Visit Liberate2015.com for super early bird pricing.
It’s hard to be a child when everything in your culture and in your gut tells you to grow up. Adults work hard at being “adult,” doing it right, and trying to be responsible. A child doesn’t work at all at being a child.
“You should have listened to the pain. Pain is your friend.” That’s what the doctor told me after back surgery to remove a ruptured disc from my spine. Yes, I am my own worst enemy, but Jesus teaches us to love our enemies.