Monday, July 18, 2005

Talking about weakness

Mr. Standfast makes a helpful observation about over-emphasis on the Spirit:

We "charis-minded" Christians tend often to focus on the Spirit's gifts in place of the blood of Christ. Perhaps we think we'll win friends if we talk about power rather than weakness, about "overcoming" rather than humiliation. But, as the old song says, "there is power in the blood."

Amen. I appreciate Bob's thoughts. Someone once said that just about every congregation tends to focus on one aspect of the Trinity at the expense of the others: legalistic churches on the Father, sentimental churches on the Son, charistmatic ones on the Spirit. Can we all somehow learn to focus on God in the fullness of his manifestation to humanity?


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