#memoryverse 1 John 4:13 ~ “abiding” in Christ. part 1 of…howevermany.

#memoryverse "By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit." 1 John 4:13 (ESV) I used to think the word "abide" referred to that part of prayer where I was supposed to shut up and listen. Like God and I were taking turns … Continue reading #memoryverse 1 John 4:13 ~ “abiding” in Christ. part 1 of…howevermany.

practice God’s presence. forget. remember. repent. (repeat, ad infinitum)

In The Risk of Discipleship Practices, the second post in this blog series on the difference Between "a Good Christian Life" and Abundant Life in Christ, I talked about Brother Lawrence, a 17th century monk, and how he practiced the presence of God, no matter where he went or what he was doing. I decided … Continue reading practice God’s presence. forget. remember. repent. (repeat, ad infinitum)

The Risk of Discipleship Practices.

In The Fallacy of a 'Good Christian Life' (the previous post in this series) I concluded with the statement: "All in all, I spent over 40 years striving to live a good Christian life. Some of that time was before I became a Christian. Sadly, some of that time was after I became a Christian." … Continue reading The Risk of Discipleship Practices.