Showing posts from January, 2010

The Centrality of Christlikeness

And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (29) For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; (30) and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. (Romans 8:28-30 NASB) After my first blog entry, I recognized that this idea of ‘that I may lay hold of that for which I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus’ (Philippians 3:12) and the supremacy of Christ being the ‘bottom line measure of all things’ requires some further explanation. As I thought of this further, I recognized that this idea will likely be reinforced in many ways and in many dimensions throughout the life of this blog, Lord willing. So today, let me give a little more explanation regarding what I believe God is telling us in His word, and how

Why 'In His Grip'?

In Philippians 3:12, the Apostle Paul explains the reason for which Christ laid hold of him: Christ Himself ! It is my sincere intention that this blog will be an occasion for taking hold of that for which Christ has taken hold of me. I welcome you to join me in rejoicing in the supremacy of Christ as the 'bottom line' measure of all things. If it is true that 'when there are many words, transgression is unavoidable' (see Proverbs 10:19) and knowing that we will give account for every careless word (Matthew 12:36), I expect that my future blog entries will be both centered on the Scriptures, and relatively brief. Look forward to a number of initial entries, and Lord willing, updates at least weekly. So I invite your participation with the expectation both that Christ will be glorified and that you will be patient with this inexperienced blogger! In His Grip, Mark