Tag Archives: Self-righteousness

A Word about Living Again

The story of the prodigal son—and his older brother—tells us of two ways that we can be dead while still living. And it points away to the One who was dead but is alive again, whom we celebrate on this … Continue reading

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A Word about Compassion

There is a way to read this passage that will send you to hell—not just the place of eternal punishment that our confession of faith speaks of, but a life of hell here on earth. This misreading of today’s text … Continue reading

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Forgive Us Our Debts

As a church we often talk about our calling as Christians to run into the brokenness with the help and hope of Jesus. We do this not because we want to be a hip congregation that is on the frontline … Continue reading

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The Potter and the Clay

Last week’s passage was hard-hitting because it hit us where it hurts—our self-righteousness. Nevertheless, though Isaiah exposed that at length in chapter 63, he’s not done yet. You see, we’re so good at deceiving ourselves that we can acknowledge self-righteousness … Continue reading

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Christus Victor

All our talk recently about shalom—the world as it ought to be—threatens to drown out a very important point. The threats to human flourishing exist not only on the macro level, but on the micro as well. And if it … Continue reading

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