I love technology. I was looking recently at a history of the Apple brand of computers in history and chatting online with my dad about the different computers we'd used when I was a kid. I still love it when my tech-geek husband comes home and tells me about new technologies.
One of the most useful technologies I can think of is the ability to stream audio and video. I love being able to listen to a good podcast or piece of audio while I'm fixing lunch or dinner and the girls are playing. Also, living in Atlanta, we spend a LOT of time in our cars. Probably a lot of you do, too. And even if it's not a big chunk of your routine, you have probably found, like me, that you have to work pretty hard to find something that's decent to fill your ears and mind with.
Time really is one of those things that we either take charge of or that simply gets away from us. We are not always in control of how we use it, but we can at leasIn light of that, I wanted to start linking to some audio that I think is useful and beneficial for redeeming the time that otherwise might not be working to build us up.
We were recently treated to a series of three sermons on God's grace that I found to be extremely uplifting and inspiring. I don't know if you're like me, but I don't remember hearing a whole lot about grace growing up, and some people I knew always seemed skeered to talk about it. After I was grown, I realized why--lots of grace rhetoric is just wrong. You know the kind I'm talking about--it gives the subtle (or not-so-subtle) implication that because of grace, we get to do whatever we want! "God forgives--lighten up!"
But these sermons really flip that concept on it's head. In fact, if you truly understand God's grace, you will be more moved to work for the Lord, to spread the word about what His son has done for you, than ever before. What He has done for me and you is amazing, you guys, and other people need--desperately need-- to be exposed to, shown, and taught about it, because He did it for them, too!
So, if you want to stay comfy and cozy and keep God all to yourself, don't bother clicking on the links below. But if you want to be challenged, listen in.
The Gospel of Grace, Ben Hall
Radical Grace, Ben Hall
Grace on Mission, Ben Hall
Encouragement Spoken Here
"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver." Proverbs 25:11