Food for Thought

Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend

Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend

Posted Nov 8th, 2017 in Sexuality, Glen Slingerland, Salvation

​“Come, let us return to the LORD; for he has torn us, that he may heal us” ~Hosea 6:1 God is faithful. That is one of the prevailing themes in the Bible, one that is particularly demonstrated throughout the unfolding of Israel’s story in the Old Testament. God’s justice and mercy, discipline and deliverance, and even transcendence and imminence demonstrate His faithfulness.

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Forever Pleasures

Forever Pleasures

Posted Nov 3rd, 2017 in Glen Slingerland, God

What does it mean to find pleasure in God? We are not to seek pleasure in ourselves, or in the creation (Rom 1), so what are the pleasures of God? What do they look like? Are they really more pleasurable than the ones I tend to sinfully run to already?

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Extravagant Love

Extravagant Love

Posted Nov 3rd, 2017 in Relationships, Glen Slingerland, God

“For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God” (Exodus 20:5). As a child, I used to think God was mean. When we read the 10 Commandments in church Sunday mornings, I thought of God exacting revenge on mankind because that was what (in my mind) jealous men did: got angry and started destroying things. This past week I was given to see clearly that God is not a jealous destroyer (only?), but a Lover in relentless pursuit of His Bride.

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Life for Death

Life for Death

Posted Nov 3rd, 2017 in Glen Slingerland, Salvation

Essentially, what Paul in talking about in verses 12-19 of the fifth chapter of Romans is the imputation of sin in all of humanity paralleled with the imputation of Christ’s righteousness to all who believe in Him. Adam, and the covenant head of mankind, sinned; this one transgression plunged the whole human race into a state of inherent sinfulness.

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Grace & Truth

Grace & Truth

Posted Nov 3rd, 2017 in Relationships, Scott Knoechel

If you look at how dinner is served at the Knoechel household, everything is separate. The meat, the sauces, the vegetables, the starches (pasta, potatoes, etc.) are all put in separate serving bowls.

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New Glasses

New Glasses

Posted Nov 3rd, 2017 in Scott Knoechel, Suffering

I never did well in school when I was younger. It may have been because I did not care. But things changed in one day. I went to the doctor and he suggested that I needed correction, eye correction. It seemed that I was viewing things through faulty lenses; my eyes were focused wrong. I needed glasses.

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​Am I successful?

​Am I successful?

Posted Nov 3rd, 2017 in Identity, Scott Knoechel

I would love to be successful. The desire for success is really fueled by the way that I want to be viewed by others. If I drive a Audi A8W12 (and frankly who wouldn’t want to), if I have the proper education, if my workmates find my insights transcendent, if my wife and children just realized how lucky they were to have me in their life, that would define success.

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