Josh Christophersen

Reign In Life

2015 Book List

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Well I only finished 6 books this year. The amount of books per year that I’m reading has been trending downward as of late.

Here’s my list of all the books I read in 2015 with my comments on each one:

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What The Bible Has To Say About Being A Man

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These are gender confused times.

Ask multiple people what it means to be a man and you will most likely get a myriad of answers.

It really doesn’t matter what most people think though. What does God have to say about being a man?

Here’s what he says in his word:

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2014 Book List

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Well I only finished 8 books this year, which was four short of my goal for the year, but two more than last year.

The books I did read were really pretty good though.

Here’s my list of the books I read in 2014 with my comments on each one:

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Top 10 Posts Of 2014

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Here are the top 10 most viewed posts of all those posted in 2014, in descending order.

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Saved By Shiny New Gadgets

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We live in a broken, fallen world. It’s all around us and within us. Deep down, everyone desires to be saved from the effects of it and our own contribution to those effects.

We don’t like the pain, sadness, shame, heartache, boredom, disappointment, loneliness, and loss we feel, so we look for a way out, something to save us.

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We Decided To Be Comfortable

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A long time ago, God sent his son to our world.

The creator became the created.

God became a human.

He traded the comfort of his world for the inconvenience of ours.

He came down. He moved in. He put on our flesh.

Then he subjected himself to rejection and a brutal murder so that we could have a way to be saved, rescued, adopted, restored, healed, and washed clean.

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I Don’t Have Grace For That

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Have you ever heard a Christian say that they don’t have grace for something?

Christians often make the statement, but is it true?

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Futility And Managing Expectations

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A lot of people feel entitled to things going well for them.

This is shown true by how ripped off people feel when things don’t go well for them and how ungrateful people feel when things do go well for them.

If things going poorly lands as injustice to you, and things going well doesn’t land as a gift to you, then you are living with a dangerous sense of self righteous entitlement.

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Awesome Father’s Day Video: Calls For Dad

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This is an awesome Father’s Day video from Dove.

Happy Father’s Day!

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Freedom To Lose

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I have really been inspired and moved by some recent comments from Tullian Tchividjian in a recent apology he issued on his blog. Here’s a few highlights:

“One of the things that the gospel frees you to do is to never have to bear the burden of defending yourself… When you feel the need to respond to criticism, it reveals how much you’ve built your identity on being right… Because Jesus won for you, you’re free to lose…and last week I fought to win. I’m sorry you had to see that. Lord have mercy…” -Tullian Tchividjian

The particular phrase “Because Jesus won for you, you’re free to lose.” was particularly impactful to me.

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