In this episode of Grace and Peace Radio we’ll go to the Word of God to answer the question: How can brothers and sisters in Christ disagree in love?
As I record this, the world seems to be on the other side of all the projected curves of the COVID19 coronavirus. Statistically, it wasn’t nearly as a bad as was first thought, thank the Lord. In my state, South Carolina, most retail stores opened up this week and by the time you hear this, restaurants will be allowed to serve patrons inside again—albeit with plenty of caveats. Almost everything is coming back online, at least here in the South. We have no idea what the world will be like when it emerges from its global quarantine, but it is slowly starting to happen.
Along with all of this, there are a whole host of related issues and questions: What will the economy be like? When will it bounce back, or will it? And especially questions around how reopening should look, how fast, how slow, should we wear masks in public? Should we not? What should church services be like as we move to restart?
The one thing we can agree on is that there is certainly NOT agreement!!!
How, then, can brothers and sisters in Christ disagree in love?
We’ll talk about it on today’s Grace and Peace Radio!
In this episode Anthony takes a different approach as we consider God’s Providence.
Continuing the series we began in Episode 11, where we’re looking to encourage ourselves in the Scriptures in the strange and unusual times we’re finding ourselves in, in this episode we’ll consider the topic of God’s Providence.
This episode is departure from the routine in at least two ways:
First, Anthony presses “pause” on the pre-written show notes in order to check-in with listeners to see how they are doing and to share how things are going in his life and what’s new with Grace and Peace Radio.
How can a Christian have persistence and perseverance in these uncertain times? What does it even mean to say Christians persevere and persist? What exactly are we persevering and persisting through? And how are we to persist? We’ll answer these questions together on today’s Grace and Peace Radio.
How can a Christian persist and persevere in these uncertain times? What does it even mean to say Christians persevere and persist? What exactly are we persevering and persisting through? And how are we to persist?
We’ll answer these questions together on today’s Grace and Peace Radio.
In these uncertain times, it’s easy to lose patience. But God doesn’t give us a pass on our impatience. In this episode we’ll talk about patience, its opposite, and how we can remain patient even in these uncertain times.
We Christians are Pretty Bad About Patience
Let’s face it, if there is one thing Christians are pretty terrible with, it’s patience. We are so like the Israelites in the Wilderness, sometimes we even resemble Saul rushing to act and sacrifice before Samuel arrives.
Human weakness or not, God does not give us a pass on our impatience. Over and over in the Scriptures we are commanded to “wait on the Lord”.
As I record this, COVID-19 has literally stopped the world, and we don’t yet know for how long. The “experts” crunch their data, hoping it is reliable to begin with, create their models, and offer their best guesses. Meanwhile, like a freight train whose emergency brake has been pulled, we’ve lived through life as we know it screaming and grinding to a halt.
We Christians need to model our faith in God to our neighbors. We can do that by modeling at least three characteristics: Patience, Persistence, and trust in God’s Providence.
Over the next three episodes we’ll talk about each of these, starting today with Patience.
What do we do with our impatience?
What resources does God give us to be patient?
Can we be patient and eager at the same time?
We’ll answer these questions together, today, on Grace and Peace Radio.
In this “reboot” episode, Anthony discusses how and why Thy Kingdom Comma is now Grace and Peace Radio, looks at at an example of how we’re to have faith in God in the face of danger, and how the current global pandemic should move us to look Godward.
Believe or not, I’m actually recording this outside. I thought it would be something good, something different. You know, right now around the country around the world, there’s so many people that have a stay at home order. And I thought, I’m gonna go ahead and record this outside!
So hopefully you’re hearing some birds chirping in the background, lawn mower way off in the distance. And I just thought you know what, let’s bring some life and some some outside into the podcast. How about that?
By the way, I’m sure you already noticed the name of the podcast has changed. That’s right, we are moving from Thy Kingdom Comma, to Grace and Peace Radio. So I am super excited about that.