Growing in Grace- Links 3/16

A collection of links from around the web to encourage you in your growth. Click below to read.

Is Hospitality Your Mentality?

“Rather than opening and sharing our homes, the current American Dream is that each family member has his or her own room, their own screen, and their own bathroom. The typical American home built in the 1950s was 1,700 square feet, while in 2017 it was 2,600 square feet. Our homes are larger and nicer—but there is less life within.”

Jesus’ Left-Wing and Right-Wing Disciples

“But when it comes to politics, the Bible gives us no reason to believe that Jesus would side completely with one political viewpoint over another. Rather, when it comes to kings and kingdoms, Jesus sides with himself.”

Facts Don’t Care About Your Feelings, But Christians Should

“We must reject the extremes. We must avoid anger and we must avoid compromise. The Gospel transforms our preaching to enable us to have grace and truth at the same time. We must fight our own pride and our own flesh to be able to find the right balance. We can speak with great passion and persuasion while being kind and gentle, and we can deliver the Gospel in its entirety without compromise at the same time.”

Prayer Reveals Our Doctrines, Convictions, and Theological Assumptions

“Prayer is never an isolated event. When we pray, we convey our entire theological system. Our theology is never so clearly displayed before our own eyes and before the world as in our prayers. Praying forces us to articulate our doctrines, convictions, and theological assumptions.”

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