'C.S. Lewis' Tagged Posts

'C.S. Lewis' Tagged Posts

SPIRITUAL GROWTH

The central teaching of the Bible is that we are declared not guilty in God’s sight for the sake of Jesus our Substitute who lived, died and rose for us.  This “justification” of sinners is a done deal.  Paid in full. Finished. This gospel or good news of pardon is ours to personally enjoy when the Holy Spirit brings us to faith in Christ.   But something else happened…

THE ANTI-CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

A few years ago, billboards appeared across the United States in places like Milwaukee, Nashville, Memphis, St. Louis, and in Arkansas and Texas. The billboards showed a child wearing a Santa hat with pen in hand, writing a letter to Santa that reads, “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip church. I’m too old for fairy tales.” The group…

BACKWARD BLESSINGS?

In our recent Lenten and Easter sermon series we focused on “the Beatitudes” in Matthew’s Gospel.  As we resume our study of Luke’s Gospel, we find a very similar sermon but in somewhat varied and briefer form. Surely Jesus must have preached “the Beatitudes” and other portions of the Sermon on the Mount more than once during His earthly ministry, as any preacher or…

THE ANTI-CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN

Billboards are appearing in six locations across the United States including Milwaukee, Nashville, Memphis, St. Louis, and in Arkansas and Texas. The billboards show a child wearing a Santa hat with pen in hand, writing a letter to Santa that reads, “Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is to skip church. I’m too old for fairy tales.” The group American…

FAITH HAS A THOUSAND FACES

Faith has a thousand faces.  The famous “Heroes of Faith” chapter  (Hebrews 11) lists some of them:  Enoch and Noah, Abraham and Isaac, Moses and Joshua.  There are others we recall:  Jeremiah in his pit, John the Baptist in his dungeon, Paul, Athanasius and Martin Luther against the world. Add to those thousands the face of 27 year-old Meriam Ishag, recently sentenced to…