Life Together

Life Together

“Let [the one] who cannot be alone beware of community… Let [the one] who is not in community beware of being alone… Each by itself has profound perils and pitfalls. One who wants fellowship without solitude plunges into the void of words and...
The greatest evidence of salvation…

The greatest evidence of salvation…

Ask John Wesley – “What do you think the pre-regenerated person is like,” and he will answer in his sermon entitled “Original Sin” by saying (among other things)… And having no knowledge, we can have no love of God: We cannot love him we know not. Most men talk indeed...
The Molt on the Cross

The Molt on the Cross

It’s Good Friday… and Sunday is coming. I’ve long somewhat “struggled” with Good Friday because I’ve observed that many of our services tend to imply that we should pretend that the Resurrection hasn’t happened. And I get it....

The Fear and Control of god by Man

1. THE GRACE AND HOLINESS OF GOD [KD p. 394; CD p. 351] God is He who in His Son Jesus Christ loves all His children, in His children all men, and in men His whole creation. God’s being is His loving. He is all that He is as the One who loves. All His perfections are...
“He is the One who loves in freedom”

“He is the One who loves in freedom”

Welcome back to Wednesdays With Barth! (On Thursday) I hope you enjoyed some thought provoking reading this week! I know these are more devotional. The truth is I am not really smart enough to read Barth any other way! haha God’s being consists in the fact that He is...

Knowing God vs Knowing about God

Welcome back to Wednesdays With Barth! I hope you enjoyed some thought provoking reading this week! I missed last week I was a busy pastor. THE LIMITS OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD: God is known only by God. We do not know Him, then, in virtue of the views and concepts with...

All Is Faith.

Welcome back to Wednesdays With Barth! I hope you enjoyed some thought provoking reading this week! Faith is the total positive relationship of man to the God who gives Himself to be known in His Word. It is man’s act of turning to God, of opening up his life to Him...