Thursday, September 6, 2007

Not so daily anymore

I began this blog as a way to highlight my thinking for congregations looking for a preacher. After beginning work with the North Penn congregation, I continued writing here because I enjoyed it and found the daily format to be a good way of focusing my thoughts. But as I get back into the swing of full-time congregational ministry, I need to focus my attention more on face-to-face work. I may continue to post occasionally, but not daily. It's been fun, and thanks for reading.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Nothing today

Commitments prevent me from posting a new dose today. I hope to be back soon, and in the mean time, there's plenty of previous days' doses to go around. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Sitting with Christ

Paul told the Ephesians that God had raised Christ up to heavenly places and given him a seat of honor “far above all rule and authority and power and dominion and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in the one to come; and he put all things in subjection under his feet and gave him to be head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all” (Eph. 1:21-23).

We’re also told that Christians have been lifted up by grace through faith to sit with Christ and in Christ in those same heavenly places (Eph. 2:6). I have a feeling that a large part of Christian discipleship is coming to understand just how awesome our position in Christ really is.

(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley