Growing in Grace- Links 2/8

From the blog this week: Marks of a Healthy Church- A Biblical Understanding of Evangelism

The Time I Went Under Church Discipline

“‘Jeff,’ John began, ‘we are here because we need to talk to you about something. A sin.’ My stomach hit the warped wood floor. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. What did I do? What’s happening? Scrambling for words, scanning my memories, I said, ‘Oh. Man. Okay.'”

Are You Too Nice?

“On the other hand, most of us know people who are always chipper, always smiling, always commending, always gentle and kind. We marvel at this. It seems wonderful and biblical. But then, over time, we may sense that something is amiss.”

It Takes Two (The Sin of Speaking and Listening to Gossip)

“Gossip is not only a sin of the mouth, but also a sin of the ears. It takes two: the one who speaks and the one who listens. Reading or listening to gossip is not a different sin from speaking or spreading it, but simply the opposite side of the same sin.”

The Reproductive Health Act of Horror: The Lies of Abortion Without Limits

“New York has legalized abortion up to birth, and beyond. It is now legal to neglect, choke, or smother a baby that somehow survived the lethal injection and knife cuts designed to kill during the abortion procedure.” I still can’t fathom this…

God’s Will and My Special Needs Son

” I do believe that God can heal Levi, but that does not mean that he will.  I begin to doubt my faith.  Is my son not experiencing the fullness that God has for him? Have the prayers I offered over the past seven-plus years been lacking; therefore, is Levi’s current situation my fault.  Why isn’t God healing Levi?”

James Williams

Trying to live this life to the glory of God and help others in the process. Only by His grace!

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