“When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” I’m guessing none of us would use that statement for a church outreach campaign. ‘Hey everybody, come discover what it’s like to follow Christ! It’s great; plus, you die in the process!’ The quote is from The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He … Continue reading Time to build your old self a coffin and re-enter the world?
Before he was a writer, Fyodor Dostoevsky was arrested by the czar of Russia and sentenced to death by firing squad. Leading up to the day of his execution, Dostoevsky became acutely aware of the gift of life. He savoured every moment, every meal, every memory. He knew he had only so long to enjoy … Continue reading Surviving a firing squad
1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (NIV) Today's Thought There’s something you’ve done. It’s on your conscience like a concrete slab on a leaf. You want it off so you’ve asked God to flex some muscle … Continue reading Invisible chains