Category Archives: Adoption

Obedience, Finitude and Rest (Again)

Sigh…it looks like I’ve fallen into The Busyness Trap yet again. I’ve got laundry to do, groceries to acquire, a list of details as long as my arm to attend to – and as the moments tick by, I can feel myself getting progressively edgier with others. Doesn’t the Lord repeatedly call His people to rest?

Obedience, Finitude and Rest

Hebrews 4:11-12 (emphasis mine): Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the

You Are Not Your Sin

Imagine your heart as a circle. Before your conversion that circle is dark, enslaved to the power of sin and the flesh (Rom. 6:20). When you’re converted something changes (Rom. 6:1-11). But what exactly? Most Christians understand that we receive a “new nature,” but what that is and how it relates to our every day

What It Means to Be a Child of God

“See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” Those are the words of the apostle John, found in his first letter (1 John 3:1). It’s as if John is saying, “Do you want to know the real character of God’s