The Cruelty of Tenderness

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: “Nothing can be more cruel than the tenderness that consigns another to his sin. Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe rebuke that calls a brother back from the path of sin.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community Sin Not Taken Seriously We live in an era within … Continue reading The Cruelty of Tenderness

The Way That He Loves

Summary Colossians 3:1-11 We, as followers of Jesus Christ, are to set our minds on things above, on the things of God, and not on things that are of this earth. And we are to put to death what is earthly (worldly, fleshly) in us – such things as sexual immorality, impurity, sinful passion, evil … Continue reading The Way That He Loves

Common Sharing in the Spirit

Philippians 2:1-4 NIV “Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out … Continue reading Common Sharing in the Spirit

Are You a Follower of Jesus?

Psalms 103:1-6 NIV “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires … Continue reading Are You a Follower of Jesus?

Merciful and Gracious

Psalm 103:8-10 ESV “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.” God the Father sent his Son Jesus Christ to … Continue reading Merciful and Gracious

You Loved Me (Song)

On November 27, 2019, the Lord Jesus gave me a poem to write entitled, “You Loved Me.” So, I posted it on the internet. Then, one of my fellow Christian bloggers and friend, Tosin, read the poem. And, she responded to it with a tune for the poem, so it could become a song. God … Continue reading You Loved Me (Song)

Do You Not Know?

An Original Work / November 10, 2019 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Our God is faithful To His every word! He completes you, Fulfills your needs, When you trust in Him – On His Word do feed. Believe He cares. Do not despair! Those who trust in Him Are under His care. … Continue reading Do You Not Know?

Love and Kindness

Colossians 3:1-4 ESV If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. … Continue reading Love and Kindness

Put These On

Colossians 3:12-13 ESV Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. As God’s chosen people, holy and beloved of God, … Continue reading Put These On