Monthly Archives: April 2013

Reality Sermon: Chris Lazo | Vice & Virtue

Ephesians 5:3-5

Catholicism and Protestantism on the Bible

Pope Francis: “That is why the center of our faith isn’t just a book, but a history of Salvation, and above all, it’s about a person: Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh.” (HT: http://goo.gl/UXyb8)

Martin Luther: “Unless I am convinced by the testimony from scripture or by evident reason—for I confide neither in the Pope nor in a Council alone, since it is certain they have often erred and contradicted themselves—I am held fast by the scriptures adduced by me, and my conscience is held captive by God’s Word, and I neither can nor will revoke anything, seeing it is not safe or right to act against conscience. God help me. Amen.“ (HT: http://goo.gl/JqSOu)


Pope Francis: “The interpretation of Sacred Scriptures cannot be just an individual academic effort, but must always be compared to, inserted within, and authenticated by the living tradition of the Church.” (HT: http://goo.gl/UXyb8)

William Tyndale: I defy the pope and his laws! If God spares my life, in a few years a plow boy shall know more of the Scriptures than you do. (HT: http://goo.gl/RjAvU)

Reality Sermon: Chris Lazo | What Does Love Got To Do With It?

Ephesians 5:2

The effect of the Gosnell trial

This quote is what we should pray for in the aftermath of the Kermit Gosnell trial.

My wife Sheryl and me.  We were in the kitchen last night, preparing dinner, when we saw a short report of this story on the countertop TV. Both lifelong “pro-choice” people, after watching only seconds, we embarked in an immediate discussion of whether it was time to reconsider that view.  (Didn’t human life really begin at the moment of conception?  What other time?) Neither of us was comfortable as a “pro-choice” advocate in the face of these horrifying revelations.  How could we be?

You can read the rest of the article here.

A short message from a Boston pastor

My close friend is a pastor of a church in Boston. He wrote a short blog about the recent tragedy at the Boston Marathon. 

As we mourn this moment, we do so with a hope that a Kingdom is arriving—a Kingdom that will right all wrongs, and turn all our sorrows into dancing. Until then, we look for ways to help others grieve with a hope beyond themselves.

You can find the full post here. Read it. Weep for brothers and sisters you’ve never met. Be unified with them in prayer. Maranatha.

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort them that are in any affliction, through the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4, ASV)

Reality Sermon: Chris Lazo | Imitate God

Ephesians 5:1

Catch yourself up on Kermit Gosnell

If you don’t already know about these horrific crimes against humanity, women, and infants, or the subsequent trial of the century happening right now, here are a few links to quickly inform you on Kermit Gosnell. I must warn you, the first three links are VERY GRAPHIC and DISTURBING. But such is the nature of sin and evil. Rather than ignore such horrific atrocities in the world as if they were non-existent, the Christian should address them head on with the hope that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the answer and the church is the amplifier to put it on blast. So catch up if you are unaware and weep with the voices that have been brutally silenced.

The awful truth about Gosnell in words (The Atlantic)

The awful truth about Gosnell in video (3801 Lancaster)

The full details of the Grand Jury Report

9 things you should know about the Gosnell murder trial (Joe Carter)

8 reasons why major news outlets didn’t share anything (Trevin Wax)

On the necessity of spiritual gifts.

But, say some very dear and highly esteemed Christians, the Gifts of the Spirit in any case are surely options; you can live without them. Agreed. You can live without eyes and ears and speech. Spiritual Gifts are as optional as eyesight.

(Harold Horton. The Gifts of the Spirit, 29)

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