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June 16, 2017
We cannot pray honestly, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done” and still live like “my kingdom come, my will be done.”
It’s a little hard for the world to hear the church preach “love your enemies” when we can’t even love our own brothers and sisters just a little different from us.
A Grief Observed (HarperSanFrancisco, 1961)
In this short yet powerful book CS Lewis shares the pages of his diary following the loss of his beloved wife. You see the struggles of faith from a man who stood as a theological giant of his day. The story is real. The message is raw. You will feel the pain he felt, but you will feel the resurgence of faith the Lewis found as well.
April 20, 2017
Sit, Walk, Stand: The Process Of Christian Maturity (CLC Publications, 1964)
Watchman Nee’s exploration of Christian maturity as found in the book of Ephesians. He discusses the three positions a Christ follower will take in their journey towards full maturity. It is an inspiring look at Ephesians and the believer’s association with Christ, the world, and Satan.
Sit – “and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (2:6)
Walk – “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called” (4:1)
Stand – “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against theschemes of the devil” (6:11)