A contemplation of all things church... and a desire for an increasingly pure church reformed by the word of God.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Warfare and Pastorate; Authority and Love
Lig and Mark at T4G have posted some helpful and encouraging words over the past couple of days. Lig quotes Spurgeon on the warfare of pastoral ministry, and Mark offers a good reflection on the relationship between authority and love.
I love the Lord because He first loved me. I love His people because He has given me a new heart. I have received God's favor in the form of my wife, Kristie. And together we know His blessing through three children. I was once a Muslim, and by God's grace I have been saved through faith in Jesus Christ. By God's unfathomable grace I am a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in which I hope to serve Him until He returns or calls me home!
Tornadoes and the Mystery of Suffering
Sam Storms, the pastor at Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in an article entitled "Tornadoes and the Mystery of Suffering and Sovereignty" wrote th...