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Believing Christ

I finished reading the book Believing Christ The parable of the bicycle and other good news by Stephen E. Robinson given to me as a baptisim gift. Has anyone else read it?

I liked this mock conversation at the end of the chapter on saved by grace:

But why would You do this for me?
  Because I love you.
But it doesn't seem fair.
  That's right. It's not fair at all -  it's merciful.
  It is, after all, a gift.
But how can I possibly deserve such a gift?
  Don't be silly. You can't. You don't. This gift
  is offered because I love you an want to
  help you, not because I owe it to you.
But how can I ever repay You?
  There you go again. Don't you get it yet?
  You can't repay me, not you or all the billions
  like you. Gifts of this magnitude can never
  be repayed. For what I've done out of love for you,
  you can only love me back, and seek to become
  what I am - a giver of good gifts.

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune--without the words
And never stops at all....
      --Emily Dickinson

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MrCoco had Stephen Robinson at the Y and liked him so much he took all his religion classes from him.


Life is tough but it's tougher if you're stupid.  -John Wayne

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I've read this book.  He had a "sequel" to it titled, "Following Christ."

I liked this book alot.  This is something that I struggle with--I believe in Christ, but when it comes to me and my salvation, I sometimes don't believe Him. 

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes a bigger man to laugh at that man.

"Heck" is for people who don't believe in "Gosh."

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My husband is kind enough to remind me of this principle often. Recently on a Sunday I was feeling very spiritually fed and uplifted. I was just really happy. I said something to my husband like, "But I don't deserve it. I haven't been doing enough." He just hugged me and said, "No one deserves it."

We're all undeserving. He is so gracious and loving.

"There is order in the way the Lord reveals His will to mankind. . .we cannot receive revelation for someone else's stewardship." L. Tom Perry

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That whole idea was the hardest for me to take from his book. I still don't all the way do it - I need to read it again.


Life is tough but it's tougher if you're stupid.  -John Wayne

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