Here are the notes from our “Curious about Christ” outreach on SPIRITUALITY. CURIOUS ABOUT CHRIST WEEK 4: HOW DID CHRIST UNDERSTAND SPIRITUALITY? A Christ-informed SPIRITUALITY is a relationship with the Living God who is there and can be known and loved. It is a spirituality that is rooted in truth, made possible by Christ, and […]
Last month I blogged through a topic called “Living as a Christian in Naperville.” I’ve compiled all the posts, updated some of the content, and put them all together in one pdf which can be found here: http://www.ttschmidt.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/LIVING-AS-A-CHRISTIAN-IN-NAPERVILLE-by-Tom-Schmidt.pdf I hope that this paper is a blessing to those who read it.
BEAUTY OF CHRIST OUTSHINES ALL OTHER BEAUTIES Naperville, the city I live in, is filled with beauty. There are beautiful people, beautiful homes, a beautiful Riverwalk. There are stores filled with beautiful clothes and barber shops and beauty salons to make your hair look beautiful. But there is a beauty that outshines the beauty of […]
WHITER THAN SNOW One image that Scripture uses to speak of the redemption we have in Christ is that of being pure or clean. The idea is that sin corrupts and defiles, but God in His mercy and grace makes us pure and clean again. We see this in Titus 1:15: “To the pure, all […]
1:6-8: God’s Grace to us in Shaping our Character In Titus 1:6-9, we are told what we are to look for in elders of a local church. Such individuals are to be “above reproach”, exemplify godly character in their marriage, family, life, and hold fast to the Bible (1:6-9). Yet, the qualities described for elders […]
The Purpose of Our Existence “There is no purpose to our existence, but that doesn’t matter, we can make up our own purpose, and in so doing, we will be freer and have more purpose than anyone religious person who believes a bunch of superstitious myths.” Such is the attitude of some, when we ask, […]