John 5:18 – False Accusations

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This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God. (John 5:18 ESV)

This is an astounding text. The most humble man to ever walk this earth was brutally murdered for the accusation of blasphemous pride! So while a person may walk in Christlike humility, he or she may still be accused of arrogance. This misconception of arrogance generally stems from Christianity’s belief in the exclusivity of Jesus for salvation (John 14:6) and Christians living, thinking, and speaking in light of that truth.

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John 3:17 – From Florida With Love

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For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. ( John 3:17 ESV)

From Ryan:

Often times, the first question asked me when I am talking to people is, “How did you end up in North Dakota as a Floridian?” I am not ashamed to inform them that I came to ND to help plant and eventually pastor a church. But at the same time, there is a hesitancy that still wells up in me.

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2 Timothy 2:7 – Think Deeply and Clearly by Pastor John Piper

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Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything. 2 Timothy 2:7 ESV

Timothy: Wait a minute, Paul. You tell me to think, but isn’t the organ of our thinking fallen and unreliable?

Paul: Yes, your mind is fallen and fallible. Yes, it is prone to self-justifying errors. But Christ is in the business of “renewing the mind” (Romans 12:2; Ephesians 4:23). Do you think there is some unfallen part of you that you could substitute for your mind? We are fallen and depraved in every part. You can’t retreat from thinking into some other safe, untainted faculty of knowing. Take note, Timothy: even in raising the objection against thinking you are thinking! You can’t escape the necessity of thinking. God’s call is to do it well.

Timothy: But, Paul, I don’t want to become a cold, impersonal intellectual.

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