“Christian Flavored Resolutions”

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Here are some Christian-Flavored Resolutions from StuffChristiansLike.  So funny….

1. Put the devil on notice more often.

2. Throw at least one movie, CD, or book away and not repurchase it three weeks later when my temporary guilt has worn off.

3. Win the “please turn to” Bible verse race every Sunday.

4. Be the silver medal friend that isn’t good enough to be in the wedding party but instead is asked to read “Love is patient” during the ceremony.

5. Read a one year walk through the entire Bible plan in roughly two years.

6. Master the “Stop that” church hand grab in case my kids ever act up during service.

7. Keep kids at camp or in the youth group from “making purple.”

8. Become a pro at the “whisper of importance” that sly trick we all do when it’s time to break it on down with a serious message.

9. Refuse to use the word “postmodern” in every sentence I speak.

10. Crush all foes in the “VBS Decorating Wars.”

11. Rededicate my life. Again. No this time I’m serious, it is on.

12. Find more subtle ways to discover if I’m with a Christian that will also drink a glass of wine or a pint of beer.

13. Look more spiritual, more in love and more generous at church. (Hint, don’t let your wife knit.)

14. Help tall people get baptized with less awkwardness.

15. Find someone that will paint my mural.

16. Get a holier email address and quit using Godisgoodandbeautiful777@yahoo

17. Retire the Michael Phelps sermon illustration.

18. Write better Christian hate mail.

19. Shine up less scars.

20. Fishbowl a church drummer.

21. Say “Razzle Dazzle” 22% more or stop telling people I’ll prayer for them and then not.

(HT: Vitamin Z)

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2 thoughts on ““Christian Flavored Resolutions”

  1. I don’t know too much about his position but from what I’ve read at a glance it seems he holds to a modified form of Calvinism when it comes to the atonement. It definitely is not the tradition reformed view of “limited” atonement. The quote below seems to be the one in question by many. I don’t have the book Death by Love but I would probably ask him to clarify what he means by “Jesus purchased everyone as his possession.” If atonement we define it as man being reconciled to God then Driscoll may be a little mixed up confusing common grace with atonement. Christ has only atoned for the sins of those who place their faith in Christ.

    “By dying for everyone, Jesus purchased everyone as his possession, and he then applies his forgiveness to the elect, those in Christ, by grace, and he applies his wrath to the non-elect, those who reject Christ. Objectively, Jesus’ death was sufficient to save anyone and, subjectively, efficient only to save those who repent of their sin and trust in him. This position is called unlimited limited atonement, or modified Calvinism (Death by Love: Letters from the Cross, pg. 171-172)”

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