Category: Posts from Pastor Eddie

Daily message – 29 Jan 2020

Eddie,

We tell ourselves, as Adam and Eve did, that perhaps God is holding out on us. Perhaps he wants to keep good gifts from us, to cheat us of something. Every entertainment of temptation questions the goodness of God.

Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”

Daily message – 28 Jan 2020

Eddie,

Whereas we are happy to entertain the suggestion of sin, to God it is laughable. He knows every outcome of every scenario. He cannot be fooled into thinking sin will end well. We, on the other hand, allow ourselves to weigh the costs and benefits (as if there could be any benefit to sin).

Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”

John Newton hymn quoted in Eddie’s sermon yesterday

Tim Stephenson,

Alas! I knew not what I did;
But now my tears are vain;
Where shall my trembling soul be hid?
For I the Lord have slain.

A second look He gave, which said,
“I freely all forgive;
This blood is for thy ransom paid,
I die, that thou mayst live.”

Thus, while His death my sin displays
In all its darkest hue,
Such is the mystery of grace
It seals my pardon too.

With pleasing grief and mournful joy
My spirit now is filled,
That I should such a life destroy,
Yet live by Him I killed.

Daily message – 27 Jan 2020

Eddie,

We should be known as the people who respond to ‘I hate you’ with ‘I love you’

Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”

Daily message – 26 Jan 2020

Eddie,

Our lives should demonstrate that there is no such thing as scarcity when you are a child of God, that our heavenly Father has given all that is needful and much more than we could ask or imagine.

Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”

Daily message – 25 Jan 2020

Eddie,

Don’t miss this [from Titus 2:11-14]: grace teaches us to heed God’s moral law. … Whereas the law pointed us to our need for grace, now grace points us to our need for the law. Grace enables us to humbly submit to God’s good government.

Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”

Daily message – 24 Jan 2020

Eddie,

Jesus purchased for us not just a merciful reprieve from the penalty of death, but an introduction into a life of grace beyond measure.

Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”

Daily message – 23 Jan 2020

Eddie,

Forgiving lavishly does not mean that we continue to place ourselves in harm’s way. … By limiting [our abuser’s] opportunity to sin against us, we spare him further guilt before God. Mercy never requires submission to abuse, whether spiritual, verbal, emotional, or physical.

Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”

Daily message – 22 Jan 2020

Eddie,

Mercy also means forgiving as we have been forgiven. In view of God’s mercy, we sacrifice our bitterness and grudge-bearing for the sake of extending forgiveness. We also sacrifice our legitimate hurts – the pain of unfair rejection or the sorrow of a wound unjustly received. We entrust them to God, remembering that Christ endured the same from us and for us, and to a much greater degree.

Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”

Daily message – 21 Jan 2020

Eddie,

‘God have mercy on me, a sinner.’ (Lk 18:13). Note the word picture the man’s statement creates. God at one end of the sentence, a sinner at the other, mercy in between.

Jen Wilkin, “In His Image”