I know the Bible says nothing is impossible for God (twice, in fact) but these comments are made in particular contexts and are probably better understood as saying things we might consider impossible as humans are not so for God. Nonetheless, there are things the Bible expressly tells us God cannot do. Here are four of them.
When even that bastion of quaint and genteel Englishness, the National Trust, are threatening those who merely express disquiet over supporting an overtly political gay lobby campaign, we can be sure we have reached peak absurdity.
It is possible to turn dying churches around. Some, however, are almost certain to die. Thom Rainer lists the common features of those dying churches that eventually go on to die.
Dave Williams asks some searching questions on exactly how inclusive we are in the church: ‘Did we miss the opportunity to share the Gospel effectively with Pakistani immigrants and so allowed Islam to gain a foothold in this country because we imbibed the mood of suspicion and fear from the prevailing culture?’
It is a practice that has often been lost in the modern church, no doubt in part due to the easy accessibility of the scriptures both in print and on devices. But I appreciate John Piper’s simple and clear reasoning behind the practice of memorising scripture.
Emma Scrivener tackles sixteen lies about recovery, relevant for anybody struggling with addiction and/or illness.
‘It is a common enough objection to engaging in evangelistic outreach, “I don’t really have a heart for that” or “that’s not where my heart is”. So, it seems a valid question to ask whether we need a specific “heart” for particular peoples and geographical areas before we can engage in evangelism?’