Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

The Function of Grace is Not to Enable Us to Keep the Law

August 29th, 2016 Viewed 1331 times

It is to wipe it out entirely:

The Law of Moses is a burden. Grace doesn’t make the law any less of a burden. Life in Christ doesn’t make the law any less of a burden. Peter addressed this in Acts 15 when some Pharisees said it was necessary for Gentile believers to keep the law.

First, note what Peter didn’t say. He didn’t say, “Well, now that they have Christ, they indeed are able to and should keep the law.” To the contrary, he said to those Pharisees, “Why do you test God by putting a putting a yoke around the neck of the disciples which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?”

For centuries the law had been a burdensome yoke for the Jews, and it doesn’t become any less of a burden for those who believe in Christ who try to live by it. The law was always meant to be a burden.  Its purpose was to point people away from self-righteous justification to justification by faith in Christ alone.

In Christ, God has removed the burden.

Grace Doesn’t Enable Us to Keep the Law

Why Do We Make Expressions Out of Food?

August 29th, 2016 Viewed 1332 times


Of All The Clips to Goof Up…

August 29th, 2016 Viewed 1494 times

Creating a Will For Free In Less Than 10 Minutes!

August 27th, 2016 Viewed 1335 times

Well, if you didn’t know (and I am sure you didn’t), this month is National “Make-A-Will” month.

And while I tend to think manufactured holidays and “months” like this are silly, in this case I think it is a good reminder for those who haven’t taken this critical and simple step.

So today I am going to show you what I did to create my will in less than 10 minutes and without spending a dime.

How To Create A Will In Less Than 10 Minutes And For FREE!

What to Keep In Your Fireproof Safe

August 26th, 2016 Viewed 1383 times

Len Penzo lists 13 things to keep in your fireproof safe as follows:

1. Birth certificates
2. Property titles
3. Insurance policies
4. House photos
5. Safe deposit box keys
6. Social security cards
7. Passports
8. Financial account info
9. Spare car keys
10. Wills and living trusts
11. Health care proxies
12. Medical information
13. Emergency Cash

Hat Tip: What to Keep in Your Fireproof Safe

Recruiting and Keeping the Best Volunteers

August 26th, 2016 Viewed 1292 times

If you get a group of pastors or church leaders together and ask them about their biggest challenges, volunteers and leaders will come up. The idea of recruiting volunteers is overwhelming and difficult at times. There never seems to be enough people, and the ones who are serving are often tired and feel like they are the only ones serving.

In light of that, there are some crucial things to keep in mind as you invite people to use their gifts and talents at your church and keep them engaged in those roles. Note, the words you use are incredibly important.

How to Recruit and keep the Best Volunteers

Dick Van Dyke Singing Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

August 24th, 2016 Viewed 1117 times

90 years old and he still has it!

Hat Tip: Get All Kinds of Emotional Watching Dick Van Dyke Perform “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” in a Denny’s

How to Treat Your Family Like VIPs

August 24th, 2016 Viewed 1292 times, 1 so far today

While you probably don’t work as a personal security agent as your day job, if you’re a man with a family, you’ve still got some VIPs that you’re responsible for keeping safe: your wife and your kiddos.

How to Treat Your Family Like VIPs

Temporary Tattoo Allows You To Control Your Smartphone

August 23rd, 2016 Viewed 1234 times, 1 so far today

Scientists at the MIT Media Lab and Microsoft Research have designed metallic body art that can control and communicate with electronic devices, such as smartphones or laptops.

DuoSkin temporary tattoos, which can be made at home and wash off in a day, use the electrodes present in inexpensive gold leaf to create a conductive surface. The gold leaf and a thin layer of silicone adhere to the body to create an “interface” on the skin that when touched can indicate certain commands to your electronic devices.

This Temporary Tatoo Can Control Your Smartphone – Washington Post

Four Questions to Help Us Stop Sinning

August 23rd, 2016 Viewed 1310 times

Struggling with sin is the normal Christian experience. Not because we don’t have power over sin, we do have power because of the work of Jesus on the cross in our place and rising from the dead. We have the power through the Holy Spirit to battle our sin and win, but we often lose.

What to do When I Can’t Stop doing Something


Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.