A simple reminder of grace from one in a difficult place.
Phil Ware shares the sweet prayer request from one of the translators in a predominantly Muslim nation wracked with violence and bloodshed: "Please pray for the terrorists that they know Jesus Christ like Saul who became Paul :)"
Why do we make things more complicated than they need to be?
Phil Ware compares 1 Corinthians 15 and Romans 6 and reminds us that what saves us is Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection and we get to participate and experience these in baptism and the Lord's Supper!
Do we need to go back and re-think the modern conversion experience?
Let's see conversion more wholistically -- an experience of Jesus' death, burial and resurrection in baptism that involves repentance, and confession of Jesus as Lord, and acceptance of him as Lord and Christ.