Here and There (March 6 )

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Three Muslim Misconceptions about Christians  – I appreciated this article even more after having just finished Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus.  J.D. Greear looks at “a set of misconceptions that most Muslims have about Christians that keep them from even considering the gospel.”

The Dangers of Pet Sins  – “Pet sins are those sins we believe we have domesticated. We view them as small and insignificant. We don’t fight against them, we feed them, and in some ways they make us feel good. But there is no such things as domesticated sin. All sin, even our “pet sins” are dangerous.”
Josh Hamilton and the Monster that Hunts Us All  – And while on the topic of Pet Sins, “Temptation never takes a day off. We are all recovering sinners. Killing sin is a daily vocation for believers. As the Puritan John Owen put it, we must be daily killing sin or it will kill us (Rom. 8:13).”
How Not to be a Negative Person  –  Arabah Joy reminding “We can either magnify our circumstances….or we can magnify our God.”
Pantheistic Panic  – On his Wednesday’s Word, Paul Tripp writes:  “Every day I bump shoulders with confused and fearful non-Christians who try to make sense out of their life by worshiping a multiplicity of gods and who try to find meaning and purpose by employing a variety of futile tactics…Had it not been for the intervening grace of God, I would be just like them, and even though I now know the Truth and worship the living God, my fickle heart is still tempted to worship the same false gods they worship. And, what a wasted opportunity! Could it be that God put these non-Christians in my life, not for the purpose of annoying me, but so that I may be an instrument of revelation to their blind eyes?”
Two Words to Stop Self Condemnation  – Well worth the read.  Christine Hoover writes: “Instead of cycling back to vows and self-effort, we must learn to look at our insufficiencies and then add two words on the end of them: But God or But Christ.”
Tears in My Life Cereal  – Kara Tippetts over at Mundane Faithfulness lives in the reality of “But God or But Christ”.

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