gratitude & hoopla: 3 Good Things

gratitude & hoopla

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

18.1.06

3 Good Things

1) Gospel Driven Life is a great blog. The latest post, Pastors: we are not political cartoonists, points out the need for preachers to keep the main thing the main thing, emphasizing that which God emphasizes in his Word, not what happen to be our own personal pet issues. I quote:
I know this -- that the dominant theme of the NT is the glory of Christ -- not our duties, not morality, not ethics, not politics, not family, not gender -- but Jesus. He is the center of the NT in the way that the Sun is the center of the solar system -- he is over 95% of its mass. When I speak of Gospel centeredness, I am simply describing the apostolic emphases of the Scriptures.
2) And check out the blog of Chandrakant Chavada, who is from Nadiad, India. You'll read about what God is doing in India. It sounds like the Book of Acts. People are going into communities, standing in public places and preaching to the stones, and God is moving. I'll be adding Chandrakant to my blogroll, because I definitely want to keep up with this.

3) I love A. W. Tozer. But don't read him if you don't feel like being challenged. I was browsing through an online Tozer devotional this morning. In tomorrow's devotion we find this opening prayer:
Our Father, we know that Thou art present with us, but our knowledge is but a figure and shadow of truth and has little of the spiritual savor and inward sweetness such knowledge should afford. This is for us a great loss and the cause of much weakness of heart. Help us to make at once such amendment of life as is necessary before we can experience the true meaning of the words "In thy presence is fullness of joy." Amen.

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