Hello my dear friends!
It's been a while since the last Spoonful was sent out, but don't think that means that nothing has been happening on theshovel.net. Believe it or not, I did send out a Shoveletter (yeah, the first one since December of 2010) that's entitled God, the Avenger. That was sent out earlier this month. Adam and I are still recording Shovel Audios as we continue on in our discussion through Hebrews. If you haven't listened to any of these audios, you might be pleasantly surprised. Then again, you may get some of your doctrinal feathers ruffled ... at least I hope so! LOL. Currently, we're taking a detour into a study of obedience, a detour that begged for attention from the verse, "And having been made perfect, He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation" (Hebrews 5:9). Of course, once you start listening, you will discover that this is a study of the truth of obedience as it is seen in the letter of Romans. Please join us.
The inward obedience of the heart is the true stuff of life in Christ. This is the very reality of our freedom in Christ that not only gets ignored ... but condemned. Never forget that religious man - even the Christian religious man - still looks on the outward appearance, despite the fact that he can quote the verse about how God looks on the heart. Jesus Christ has turned everything upside down for us.
My desire is that you will be blessed with the continuing reality that ... "God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, so that no man may boast before God."
As always ... I sure would love to hear from a few more of you. It would be nice to know if you're encouraged by what I put out. Thanks!