I was one of those good kids that Sunday School teachers love and the other kids hate. I knew all the answers, was well behaved, and proud of it. People pleasing has always been important to me. Once I knew what the expectations were, I would follow them to the best of my ability. Becoming … Continue reading The Day God Became 3-D
If Jesus came and visited my church would I recognize him? Would you? Most of the religious people missed him last time. The Pharisees were some of the religious elite. They looked good on the outside. They not only followed the rules in the Law, they made up more rules and followed them too. They … Continue reading Would We Miss Him?
I've often wondered how people initially get caught up in legalism. I guess I'd assumed that people just liked rules, or that they were sucked in because of pride and a desire to be "looked up to", or that, like me, they were inadvertently taken there by their parents. The other day I had a … Continue reading Freedom vs. Rules Part 2
"For freedom Christ has set us free, stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1 "If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations?" Colossians 2:20 "All things are lawful … Continue reading Freedom vs. Rules Part 1