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Cheap Grace?

Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves! Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession…cheap grace is without discipleship, grace without the Cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate! Dietrich Bonhoeffer Dietrich was assassinated by Adolf Hitler eleven days before the end of WWII.

Human Love versus God’s Love!

Human love has little regard for truth! It makes the truth relative, since nothing, not even truth, must come between it and the beloved person. Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) Assassinated by Adolf Hitler in 1945. Jesus said, “I am the truth, the way and the life and no man cometh to the Father but by me!”

Gratitude + Pain = Joy!

Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy! Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) Comment: Pastor Bonhoeffer was executed by Hitler 3 days before Hitler committed suicide and the end of World War II.

Good Vesus Evil!

God’s truth judges created things out of love, and Satan’s lies judge creation out of envy and hatred! Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Great Leadership!

It is characteristic excellence of the strong man that he bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them! The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves! Dietrich Bonhoeffer Comment; What was the alternative to the Cross? Failure! What is the alternative to work? Welfare. Every leader is following someone! There

Idol Worship?

A God who let us prove His existence would be an idol! Dietrich Bonhoeffer Comment; Some Christians require new, shiny material possessions to prove His existence!

Pray For Our Leaders 1Timothy2:2 2Peter2:17

Did Paul and Peter pray for their leaders? I assume they did yet they were executed by Caesar! Some of their best works were written from prison! The authorities did not like to keep Martin Luther King Jr. in jail too long because he was working on his next speech! During the civil war Pastor’s and their congregations north of

Leadership!

The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy! Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)

Does America Pass The Test?

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children! Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) Comment; Pastor Bonhoeffer was a German Pastor who was executed by Hitler 3 days before Hitler committed suicide and World War II ended.

Opposite Views of Man!

God’s truth judges created things out of love, and Satan’s truth judges things out of envy and hatred!  Dietrich Bonhoeffer