Posts from September 2015

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Devotional Illustration – Rebirth

by Pat Finnegan

Fourth-century preacher, John Chrystostom, in his sermon entitled Dead to Sin, shines a deeper light on Christian rebirth and baptism. John’s words call us to appropriate Christ’s resurrection as well as his death, and in this way to embrace more fully what it means to be born again. Do you believe that Christ was raised […]

Devotional Illustration – Devotion to God

by Pat Finnegan

French mystic and Christian writer, Madame Jeanne Guyon, was a contemporary of and sometimes co-author with François Fénelon in the late 17th- and early 18th-centuries. Madame Guyon, in her work, Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ, describes an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus. Since our Lord’s desire, she writes, is to have us know him, he […]

Devotional Illustration – Good Works

by Pat Finnegan

Sadhu Sundar Singh has been referred to as the St. Paul of India. Raised a devout Sikh Hindu, dedicated to becoming a Hindu Sadhu, or holy man, and strongly opposed to Christianity, Sundar was dramatically converted to Christianity and shared the gospel with the people of India. At one point, though physically ill and bed-ridden, […]

Devotional Illustration – Free Will

by Pat Finnegan

At the start of C.S. Lewis’ book, The Great Divorce, we see an omnibus stop and people who are choosing to take a ride from where they are (hell) to heaven, where they will be given a chance to submit to the will of God, to release their sinful desires and remain in paradise. In […]