Recently my wife said to me how much she respected me when I preach and teach the Bible, because of my deep commitment to the Bible as the source for all information.
I have just read 3 books on Grace. "Extravagant Grace" by Barbara Duguid, "Grace Walk" by Steve McVey, and "Grace is Greater" by Kyle Idleman. As a theological study, "Extravagant Grace" is probably the best one. On a practical level, relating it to my life, "Grace is Greater" is probably the best one.
I have been blessed to have in my possession a "Conservative" Jewish commentary on the Torah. (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy) I was curious as to how it would view Genesis 3. Many Jews don't believe the devil is a real person. As I read this commentary on Genesis 3, it was titled, "the Transgression".
I do not believe that God is any more of a Republican than a Democrat. He is no more a Democrat than a Republican. He is no more Conservative than He is a Liberal. Christians on both sides of the spectrum need to see what God IS; what He cares about. I believe that this message might be a good start in learning God's view of "me" and politics.
Use the following link to hear the message.
What are we trying to achieve?
Have we lost sight behind why we don't sin?
Are we teaching others, as unintentional as it may be, the wrong motivation behind holiness?