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Spiritual Contrasts – Part One

Scott on March 30, 2009 at 10:40 am

These past few months have had some difficulties (for various reasons that I won’t get into), but one of the things that I’ve gotten out of this time is a fresh reminder about my need for Christ.  I’ve been spending some time thinking, meditating and praying about Easter in my own life…and man, do I need A LOT of Easter!  In the process, I’ve been thinking about something I call “spiritual contrasts” or “spiritual juxtapositioning,” how in the spiritual economy of things there is a contrast between the fallen world  and the things that God puts in place to counter the effects of “fallenness.”  It isn’t terribly complicated and it basically looks something like this…

Where there is sin there is the Savior.

Where there is judgment there is Grace.

Where there is captivity there is Freedom.

Where there is debt there is Redemption.

Over the next couple weeks I’ll be putting up various examples that illustrate this type of contrast.  For now, let me present a couple quotes from a man who lived long ago – John Newton (author of Amazing Grace):

My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things:  That I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Saviour.

I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.

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Spiritual Contrasts – Part Two

Spiritual Contrasts – Part Three

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