The median wage for workers in the U.S. is about $48,000. If most readers of this blog earn more than that, most of us earn more than 98% of the world’s population. From the perspective of the entire world, we are blessed. Yet, when we hear about trials elsewhere in the world, we trade our purpose for fear, and our compassion for comfort.
Today we tend to think of Scripture for discipleship primarily in terms of individual Bible Study, but in the early church—which had no complete Bible—Scripture use was much more multivalent. Read more from Steve Bruns as he continues his series on discipleship.
Outside all the Zombie talk we’re using to hopefully grab and hold attention of the kids, this week’s real topic is Justifying Grace. Today, some call God’s justifying grace “conversion” or being “born again.” When we experience God’s justifying grace, we come into that new life in Christ.