Category Archives: Obedience

Offended by Obedience

Offended by Obedience I received an email this week from the Conference Committee on Resolutions.  It seems that the resolutions we have sent for the consideration of the Annual Conference may have caused some offense…. The committee voted to declare … Continue reading

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Resolute Obedience 8

This final resolution might seem a bit ridiculous—that we would have to vote on whether we believe Scripture to be… Scripture, but the truth is, many in the UMC have decided to vote these passages out.  My heart in all … Continue reading

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Resolved Obedience 6

Resolved Obedience 6 Desperate to save the institution of the United Methodist Church, our Bishops coined a phrase #BetterTogether.  Evidently, the concern for a supposed unity is more important than Scriptural integrity.  How do I know that?  Because our Bishops … Continue reading

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Resolute Obedience

Resolute Obedience It is amazing what we blame on God…  When a tornado blows up, it is often called “an act of God.”  When people embrace and justify lifestyles that are clearly contradictory to Scripture, the explanatory phrase is usually, … Continue reading

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Resolved Obedience 4

Resolved Obedience One of the many arguments being used in church circles to defend creative rewriting of Scripture to placate cultural sensibilities is termed contextualization.  Essentially, the argument is made that what is received as truth in Africa, or Asia, … Continue reading

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Resolved Obedience 3

Resolved Obedience 3 The Christian Church has faced many struggles and battles over Her two-thousand-year history.  Attacks from without and within are common—and they almost always have a presenting issue, the thing that is most loudly discussed, as well as … Continue reading

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Bloody Obedience

Bloody Obedience At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon…  Mark 15:33 NIV Three hours of darkness preceded Jesus’s last breath on the cross.  All of Israel lay in darkness…  It must have reminded many … Continue reading

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Suffering Obedience

Suffering Obedience There is a connection between suffering and obedience that tends to make us uncomfortable with both.  As we enter Holy Week, it becomes impossible to separate the two—and we should eternally praise God for it! Speaking of Jesus, … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastical Obedience

Ecclesiastical Obedience Ecclesiastical is a fancy Greek word for Church—specifically, in this case, for Church leaders. Below is an email that I sent to our General Conference Delegates, who will be gathering in Saint Louis next February to determine the … Continue reading

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Trust and Obey…

Trust and Obey… When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, what a glory He sheds on our way!  While we do His good will, He abides with us still, and with all who will trust … Continue reading

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