Tag: sin

The cross of Christ shows us the cost of sin

Originally published May 1, 2018
We have a sinfully low view of sin.
We cannot overestimate the weight of sin when we see the cost of sin on the cross.
None of us lives up even to our own moral standards. Do you ever get mad and you regret it? Ever yell at someone and wish you hadn’t? Ever look at something and feel shame for it? Ever tell a lie or bend the truth and wish you could have it back? Ever manipulate people to get your own way? Ever do something where you know deep down it’s not what you should have done?
Of course you have.

One piece of advice for my students: responsibility

You need to start taking responsibility of your life, your decisions, and your faith now.
All of those things matter.
All of those are things where you have a lot of control now.
Yes, you have parents, you have teachers, you have other adults around you who are teaching you.

Susanna Wesley’s brilliant description of sin

Susanna_Wesley.jpgSusanna Wesley was the mother of 19 kids, but her two most famous, were sons John and Charles. The Wesley brothers, along with George Whitfield founded Methodism. John Wesley was one of the most prolific preachers of the 18th century, preaching an estimated 40,000 sermon in his lifetime. His brother Charles was a great hymn writer, considered by some the best ever. Charles wrote classics such as “Hark! The Herald Angles Sing,” “Christ the Lord is Risen Today,” “And can it be that I should gain,” and “come thou long expected Jesus.”

Incredible men raised by an incredible woman.

I’ve always loved this quote from Susanna Wesley on the nature of sin.