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We think we’ve got Jesus figured out today. We read about him turning tables in the Scriptures. But now he’s nice. Now he’s calm. Now he sits by himself, drinking tea, interrupting his repose to grant us whatever we want. He doesn’t ask us to change, and he doesn’t want us to do any heavy lifting. He makes life easy for us.
There is not a “good” way to tell your wife; if by “good” you mean she won’t feel hurt. But there are ways to tell your wife that are “bad;” meaning they exacerbate the damage of your sin by how you communicate the information. The purpose of this post is help you avoid five common mistakes in talking to your wife.
Why this tension between two groups fighting for human dignity? I think much of it is owed to our increasingly tribal and fractured culture. The coalitions assembled to fight abortion often have little overlap with the coalitions assembled to fight racism. Many who have spent their lives working for racial justice may have little interaction with those who have spent their lives working to end abortion on demand.
The past five months have been very difficult for my mother. Her battle against cancer intensified this past October, and she has been feeling physically beat up, has been in and out of the hospital, and has had every tube known to man connected to her body to nourish her. And last week, she began hospice care.
Needless to say, this has been a difficult time for my family. We, as believers, take great comfort in knowing that she is a believer and that we will see her in heaven, but the sorrow remains. Jesus wept for his dead friend Lazarus moments before He raised him again. Why should it be different for us as we await the future resurrection?
The long-awaited Messiah comes not in human glory, but peculiar glory — the glory of strength in weakness, the glory of indomitable joy in excruciating pain, the glory of the Lion of Judah who gives himself as the Lamb of God. He comes on a donkey’s colt to be the stone the builders will utterly reject on Friday, and that God himself will unveil as the very cornerstone on Sunday morning.
For pastors, preaching and teaching God’s Word has a way of stripping us all bare; it exposes us and puts our gifting on public display. You can’t finesse your way through a sermon with polished appearance, warm people skills, or seminary credentials alone. In the moment of truth, your ability—or lack thereof—to teach and preach God’s Word reveals much about your calling.