God is Joy – Ps 45:7; John 15:11; 1 Tim 1:11. #EnjoyYourDay
OTOH Outgoing Trinity Originates History
ISTM Initial Sin Topples Man
LOL Lord Offers Life
ICYMI InChrist Youre Made Immortal
Being Trinitarian without being explicitly Christ-focused is like writing an Ode to Love with no-one in mind.
You say “Sold out for Jesus”, I say “Purchased in full.”
Human nature isn’t atomistic, it’s Adamistic
The pressure’s off: you don’t need to be right. In fact it’s pretty important that you’re wrong. Tell God and #EnjoyYourDay
“Christ has married us, redeemed us from every evil and adorned us with all His goodness.” #Luther #EnjoyYourDay
Our constant fear: if we’re known we won’t be loved. But John10:14-15, we are seen to the depths & loved to eternity #EnjoyYourDay
The Word became flesh and remains flesh. He has pledged His life, His future, His very being to us forevermore. #EnjoyYourDay
To enter the kingdom you must become like great warriors? Bible experts? Sinless saints? No – little children. Matt18:3 #EnjoyYourDay
#Ps32 All transgressions forgiven&sins covered. Hidden in Christ. Protected from trouble. Surrounded by songs of deliverance #EnjoyYourDay
In the Bible the empty tomb isn’t so much about proving God’s entrance into human affairs. It’s announcing Man’s entrance into God’s affairs
God’s 7-fold promise to His enslaved people: I will unburden, free, redeem, possess, protect, deliver & lavish you. #Exodus6 #EnjoyYourDay
Don’t fear: I’m with u. Dont be dismayed: I’m yr God. I’ll strengthen&help u; I’ll uphold u with my righteous Right Hand #Is41 #EnjoyYourDay
I know it’s popular to say that gospel transformation is “inside-out” but give me an external gospel word any day.
In the Bible, saying “I don’t love my wife” is a confession & u should repent of such sin. Today, it’s an excuse 4 u2 repent of the marriage
[Marriage Guidance Today]
-But do u love her?
-I don’t know anymore
[Marriage Guidance in the Bible]
-I don’t know if I love her
“Whoever comes to me I will NEVER cast away.” (John 6:37) #Promise #EnjoyYourDay
Jesus: Self-abasing Slave & Sacrificial Lamb – HE reveals the name and nature of God. #nogodlikeHim #Phil2 #EnjoyYourDay
In #Matthew14, Jesus “begins to” let Peter sink. But “immediately” He responds to his cry. #EnjoyYourDay
Free will lies on the far side of free grace.
Through the cross (Ps 22:1-21), Jesus becomes your Priest (v22-31). First He bears yr sin, then He bears u b4 the Father #EnjoyYourDay
Vote, but remember that our Man is already on the true seat of power. Just, Gentle, Wiser than Solomon, Beyond reproach & ONE OF US! #EnjoyYourDay
Because of resurrection, the worst thing is never the last thing. #EnjoyYourDay
My desire to overcome sins:
70% ‘to prop up my view of me / yr view of me';
15% ‘to avoid humbling myself';
10% ‘to manage w/o God’s grace’
This is why repentance has to be a gift. It’s not our new life offered to God but His new life offered to us even in all our mixed motives.
‘Nature’ does not encourage a ‘natural’ approach to God. Creation is a preacher, heralding words from on high. (Psalm 19:1ff; Romans 10:17f)
“To one who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly their faith is credited as righteousness.” Rom5:5 #EnjoyYourDay
1Cor1:2 Dear Christian, you are set apart as special by Jesus Christ and called holy in Him. In other words, You’re a saint #EnjoyYourDay
“Your people will be my people and your God will be my God” (Ruth 1:16). If that’s conversion, what should evangelism look like?
“Come home, all is forgiven. Love, your Dad.”
— 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 paraphrase
Many people seek ‘God’ but no-one seeks the God of the cross.
The cross upholds God’s sovereignty.
I believe in the existence of angels, you believe ‘death really aint so bad’. Which is the fairytale belief?
The world’s heaven is heaven’s hell #Romans1
All you’ve ever got is Christ’s righteousness. All you ever need is Christ’s righteousness. #EnjoyYourDay
It’s not: ‘law=duty / gospel=love’
It’s: ‘law = your loving duty for the Lord / gospel = the Lord’s loving duty for you.’
“It’s all about u” – world
“It’s not about u, it’s about Jesus” – law.
“It’s not about u, it’s about Jesus FOR YOU” – gospel (ht @IssuesEtc)
#Isaiah25 Salvation = shame removed, death swallowed up, tears wiped away & global feasting with Christ #EnjoyYourDay
If someone’s forgiven you a major debt you’ve gotta be some kind of jerk to insist ‘it wasn’t so bad really’. #selfjustification
Dear reader, I am that kind of jerk.
#Lev17 Jesus says: “My Life is in the blood and I have given it to you to make atonement.” He holds nothing back. #EnjoyYourDay
- Does money make the world go round?
– It certainly torques.
Knuckle sandwiches are fine. Just roll with the punches.
Their father managed. In Ireland that’s Pa for the Corrs.
Lucky S. Cape was a man of phew words.
That was, hands down, the worst hustings ever.
I could tell he went to public school. He had that harrowed look.
I tried playing the *bad* health lottery. Fat lotto good.
If I’m frank, when it comes to karaoke I get stuck in my ways.
Those Weight Watchers reps are real fast talkers.
My last minute selection for the Anaesthetists’ World Cup is nice but I can’t help thinking I’m only there to make up the numbers.
The Hindu Scriptures are basically untranslatable. What happens in Vedas stays in Vedas.
90% of success is just showing up. Unless you’re a projectionist, in which case a variety of films is best.
I like the M6 but Spaghetti Junction’s a major turnoff.
I didn’t think my chiropractor could fix my posture but I stand corrected
The iCloud’s fine but Dropbox gets my backup
“Ah Bisto!” isn’t the greatest slogan. It’s just a stock phrase