#HappyAscensionDay Here's my favourite depiction of it https://t.co/NFU90M7Abd (1:56-2:53) pic.twitter.com/EeJNefgts6
— Glen Scrivener ن (@glenscrivener) May 14, 2015
A Member of the Human Race is a Member of the Trinity. And you're a Member of Him! #EnjoyAscensionDay
Today reveals the true meaning of the empty tomb. The Man Christ Jesus is not rotting but ruling. #HappyAscensionDay
Testimonies *can* be more theological than preaching. A testimony can speak of "My God". Preaching might only speak of "these ideas"
There is a Mediator with God. He's fully accepted by God and 100% on our side - the Man Christ Jesus. #1Tim2 #EnjoyYourDay
Walking in the light has nothing to do with looking shiny. It's about looking bad in the presence of forgiveness & fellowship #1John1
Walking in the light is the opposite of looking shiny. It's looking bad in the presence of love. #1John1
Those who pretend to be shiny are those most lost in the dark #1John1
Though He disgusted many, Jesus was never disgusted. He’s not ashamed to be your Brother and to bring you to His Father #EnjoyYourDay
In the face of suffering we all want 3 things: Hate, Help & Hope... To Hate the evil of it, Help 4 getting thru & Hope 4 a future beyond it
Only with Jesus do we have the right to Hate the suffering and to Hope for its end. Most crucially He gives unique Help in its midst.
If it was important to say "Yahweh" the NT would have transliterated it. Instead the NT says "Lord" and Lord almost always refers to Christ
The NT never says "Yahweh" and always uses "Lord" to refer to a distinct Person of the Trinity - usually the Son.
"This is to be understood of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord Man" (Augustine on Psalm 1:1)
— Dave Bish (@davebish) May 17, 2015
God justifies the wicked who, without works, simply trust Jesus. Rom 4:5. Wickedness does not disbar, it qualifies you #EnjoyYourDay
Trying to raise Ruby Christian but gotta say... she's bald, pudgy, jolly & doesn't believe in object permanence. Is my daughter the Buddha?
Safe to say Paul was as pleased with Athenian idolatry (Acts 17) as he was with Lystran idolatry (Acts 14). Which is to say not at all
No-one's ready for a theology of gifts (1 Cor 12-14) till they've learnt a theology of the cross (1 Cor 1-3)
"The Trinity" is another way to say "the God of the Gospel" or "the Jesus-God". To be Trinitarian is to be a gospel person, a Jesus person.
"The only system of thought into which Jesus Christ will fit is the one in which He is the starting point." (after Athanasius)
By parallel, the only "Doctrine of the One God" which can allow for a truly Trinitarian theology is one that begins with Triune relations.
If "the One God" means a mathematical singularity then Jesus must either dissolve into the One God (modalism) or descend beneath (Arianism)
But if we begin with Jesus then the Oneness of God is precisely the Father-Son union in the Spirit.
Preaching=proclamation like communion (1Cor11:26). We don't merely cook, recommend the recipe or teach good nutrition. We feed the sheep
Preaching is not merely stating gospel truths. That's like reading the recipe. It's handing over the Bread of Life with the words "for you"
As Witness He sees yr suffering, as Advocate He sticks up 4u, as Intercessor He prays always, as Friend He sympathises. Job16 #EnjoyYourDay
“No man can give the impression that he himself is clever and that Christ is mighty to save.” James Denney
Creation is gratuitous. Creation is purposeful. It's both because the purpose is Christ. And what could point 2 Christ better than gratuity?
"Man needs to be Saved from his own Wisdom as much as from his own Righteousness, for they produce one and the same corruption." William Law
When Lloyd-Jones said preaching was "logic on fire" he soon replaced the word "logic" with "theology". http://choseninchrist.com/?p=770 Theology=Logic
Law-Gospel preaching does not leave hearers mid-way between Mount Gerazim and Mount Ebal. It takes them through Golgotha to Zion.
— Glen Scrivener ن (@glenscrivener) May 19, 2015
#Ps146 The LORD reigns. How does He reign? He liberates, restores, lifts, loves & watches over. No other King like Jesus. #EnjoyYourDay
God loves to name it and claim it, what do you think baptism is?
God doesn't so much give gifts as give Himself.
We don't so much possess the gift as be possessed.
Mary chose the better portion: to BE served by Jesus through His word. Luke 10:42 #EnjoyYourDay
'"Holy" refers to life burning with an intense purity that transforms everything it touches into itself." Eugene Peterson
Mad Max Warning: Spoilers Below pic.twitter.com/TCF9G9Mk8U
— Scrivolity (@scrivolity) May 21, 2015
I don’t a know why a they say it’s a magic, I never liked it when I saw a lady in a huff.
Tattoos are to dye for. Eyebrow rings are frowned upon
They never really named the White Cliffs of Dover - it's just a description. I guess nobody wanted to call their bluff
Wait a minute, did seahorses invent water polo?
My baby's clearly new age: no belief in object permanence, constant "out of body experiences" & loves the veil of illusion, AKA "peekaboo".
Apparently Frank Spencer never said “Ooo Betty” so I dare say we’ve all been given a false impression.
Yes our lungs can cover a whole tennis court but I'm not sure it's wise. Such a slick surface would produce incredibly serve-dominant tennis
- Had one too many brews last night.
- Nah, tea. 6 pots of Twinings now I’m feeling ropey
My maths improves when I give up my calculator. I know, it’s counter-intuitive
Unfortunately sauciers are often reduced to stock phrases. Jus saying.
- "...I know this... Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Gummo.... Zeppo!"
- "Full Marx!"
Don't say never banksy. Find out! https://t.co/HK1l2PRKok
— Scrivolity (@scrivolity) May 18, 2015