April 30, 2007

Gospel vs. Religion

The distinction between Gospel and Religion is actually quite simple...

RELIGION - Obey/do therefore I'm accepted.

GOSPEL - I'm accepted therefore I obey.

Seriously! Every religion in the world has it's rules/laws that must be obeyed in order to, hopefully, be accepted by god.
The Gospel is so powerful in that we are accepted. Period. We don't have to DO anything. We are accepted therefore we obey out of a desire to worship.

A huge example of this is the 10 Commandments. God doesn't give this list of commandments to the people for them to simply obey them to earn His pleasure. Read Exodus 20 - God says "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery." and then goes on to give the 10 Commandments. He's saying: "because I accepted you and freed you from the Egyptians, here's how you can obey me and show me your love."

Posted by tomglass at 10:16 AM

April 27, 2007

Katy Joy

Kathleen Joy Largent was born to Ivan and Tania Largent (my sister and bro in-law) on April 21st about 4 pm. She was 9lbs and 12 oz and 21.5 inches long. I might be biased, but I think she's adorable!

Katy Joy.JPG

Posted by tomglass at 11:05 PM


I have not much to offer You
Not near what You deserve
But still I come because Your cross
Has placed in me my worth

Oh, Christ my King of sympathy
Whose wounds secure my peace
Your grace extends to call me friend
Your mercy sets me free

And I know I'm weak
I know I'm unworthy to call upon Your name
But because of grace
Because of Your mercy I stand here unashamed

I can't explain this kind of love
I'm humbled and amazed that You'd come down
From heavens heights and greet me face to face

And I know I'm weak
I know I'm unworthy to call upon Your name
But because of grace
Because of Your mercy I stand here unashamed

Here I am at Your feet
In my brokeness complete

"Unashamed" by Starfield - Beauty In The Broken

Posted by tomglass at 10:49 PM

April 21, 2007


3 is the number of God.

Father, Son, Holy Ghost,

3 individuals in One being.

He created man and woman

3 harmoniously in a garden

A sin by Adam requires

3 nails to atone for mankind

Blood, separation, and death,

3 days in the tomb to destroy sin,

But risen to ever live and plead for me.

Posted by tomglass at 09:16 PM

April 03, 2007

God only is holy

God only is holy; He alone knows how to lead His children in the paths of holiness. He knows every aspect of your soul, every thought of your heart, every secret of your character, its difficulties and hindrances; He knows how to mould you to His will, and lead you onwards to perfect sanctification; He knows exactly how each event, each trial, each temptation, will tell upon you, and He disposes all things accordingly. The consequences of this belief, if fully grasped, will influence your whole life. You will seek to give yourself up to God more and more unreservedly, asking nothing, refusing nothing, wishing nothing, but what He wills; not seeking to bring things about for yourself, taking all He sends joyfully, and believing the ‘one step’ set before you to be enough for you. You will be satisfied that even though there are clouds around, and your way seems dark, He is directing all, and that what seems a hindrance will prove a blessing, since He wills it.

~ Jean Nicholas Grou

Posted by tomglass at 02:18 PM