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Remind of us Christians who
Critique church and not go beyond that
I am the first to raise my hand guilty as charge.
be that light when theirs are dim
Salt to preserve the church when they eroding under worldliness
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost its savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do [men] light a lamp, and put it under the bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house.
16 Even so let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Be like James not just hearers
Hearing what we want to hear
Purposely deaf to those aspects of the gospel which we find hard or unattractive
But Doers of the word
Repairing the spiritual walls of the church like Nehemiah
The Battle to Remind – devotional by John Piper
with having a mind-set of numbered days. We all know that our days will end on this earth. Whether that is before Christ returns or not, our earthly days have a limit. Therefore, living with a sense of urgency is a must if we hope to live wisely. Urgency can cause anxiety in some, but that is not the intent of the psalmist. Rather, we must live with an excitement to make God known. Using our numbered days to spread the good news of Jesus Christ, is time wisely spent. However, the ways in which the average Christian spends their days seems to imply that they will live forever. There’s little urgency. The focus is very earthly, not eternal. This book was written to shift our focus. If we want a heart of wisdom, according to the psalmist, we must number our days.
And for hope, the very nature of hope is to expect those things that faith believes. Were it not for the joys of heaven, where were hope? It is the helmet of the soul, to keep it from blows and temptations. It is the anchor of the soul, that being cast within the veil into heaven, stays the soul in all the waves and troubles in this world. The consideration of the things to come exerciseth this grace of hope. We look within the veil, and cast anchor there upward, and not downward; and there we stay ourselves in all combustions and confusions by the exercise of hope, Heb. vi. 19.
When the children choose to follow Aslan, the very air of Narnia works to make them braver, stronger, and wiser. We too can inhale the oxygen-rich air from God’s Spirit. At first, the children believe that only in Narnia can they experience friendship with the lordly lion. However, at the end of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Aslan makes it clear that he can be found in our world as well. “It isn’t Narnia, you know,” sobs Lucy. “It’s you. We shan’t meet you there. And how can we live never meeting you?” Aslan replies that Lucy will meet him in our world. “But there I have another name. You must learn to know me by that name.” He further explains that she was brought into Narnia so that, by knowing Aslan a little there, she could know him better here. Christians will recognize that Aslan’s name in our world is Jesus Christ.
In the 1500’s and 1600’s, the Solas that emerged from the Reformation were paramount to the proclamation of the true Christ of Scripture and biblical faith, to Europe and even the Americas. They also were critical to lodging a public and much-need