IKTHUS EAST SERMON, 10 SEPTEMBER 2017

SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND THE WORD OF GOD Therefore, put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. (James 1:21) Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation. (1 Peter 2:2) But he answered, […]

Attention

Giving attention is an act of love and gratitude. When we give attention to something, we in a sense bestow worth on it; we affirm its value. And it is also an act of gratitude, because we thereby appreciate its worth. To be clear, it is gratitude towards God from whom every good and perfect […]

Charitable Reading for Lawyers

I’ve just finished reading Alan Jacobs’ A Theology of Reading: A Hermeneutics of Love. It’s a book I need to reread in order to understand it better. But I’ve already learned a number of valuable things from it. Such as, read with this motivation: Love for God and love for neighbor. Whether you eventually agree […]

Share the Truth or Lose It

And therefore, Lord, your judgments are terrible, because your truth is not my property nor the property of this man or that man; it belongs to all of us whom you publicly call into communion with it, warning us in most terrible terms that we must not hold it as private to ourselves lest we […]

Overcoming Fear

Christians overcome their fears by looking not only at the written Word, the Bible, but also at the incarnate Word, Jesus Christ. Through his sovereign and creative power, God is able to give us his saving Word, human and divine, written and writhing on the cross. – Timothy Keller, The Songs of Jesus (April 30)