Growing in Grace- Links 7/28

A collection of links from around the web:

From the blog this week: What Does it Mean to Glorify God?

Dear Death

“I have never been a fan of your work, but this piece is different. It is still horrible to be sure, but it has a strange beauty to it. The road to the Place of the Skull and the crown of thorns were painted masterfully.”

The Gospel Just Doesn’t Make Sense!

“The gospel goes against every fiber of our culture.  We are naturally inclined to view the world in a very anti-gospel manner.  We desire to have a long and healthy life; we desire to have much wealth and material possessions; we desire to increase our fame and reputation, and we desire to have positions of authority over other people.  But this is not the gospel-centered life.  So the question is, what does it mean to live a life that is centered upon the gospel?”

Graciousness: A Hard, Ongoing, and Necessary Trait for the Christian Life in the Local Church

“True graciousness is very rare, and it is always others-centered and focused on Christ. The Bible has much to say about how we use our words. James 3 it talks about the power of the tongue as an awful weapon. Still, other places Scripture tell us to speak to build up one another in the faith (Ephesians 4:29). Jude 3 tells us that we are to contend for the faith once and for all delivered to the saints.”

What is Conversion and Why Does it Matter?

A helpful piece on conversion by the SBC’s International Mission Board.

Citizenship and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

“Even today, people all across the world are coming to faith in Jesus Christ, and as we do that, we join into this amazing new group, this amazing new nation that is bound together by our common faith.”

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