Posts by Tyler Dirks

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Rightly Handling The Word of Truth

by Tyler Dirks

When you read the following sentence WHO COMES TO MIND? “Present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” A PhD theologian cannot be your primary paradigm. A renowned Christian author cannot be your primary paradigm. A decorous holy man cannot be […]

godliness

by Tyler Dirks

When you hear the word “godliness” what (or who) comes to mind? Really think about this for a moment …what is your paradigm of ‘godliness’? When you read, or hear, the word ‘godliness’ what automatically comes to mind? Approx. 2,000 years ago (when God was walking around a small, seemingly insignificant, part of planet earth) […]

As For The Rich…

by Tyler Dirks

During my morning meeting with The Boss, He told me this… As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in […]

Startling

by Tyler Dirks

In my morning meeting with The Boss He said some stuff that really caught me off guard. Here are some of the things that startled me… “We ought always to give thanks to God for you, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of every one of you for one another is increasing.” […]

I Wish You Would Bear With Me in a Little Foolishness

by Tyler Dirks

“I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness.” – Paul (formerly Saul of Tarsus) Here are some more quotations from Small (aka Paul)… “I feel a divine jealousy for you.” “I betrothed you to one Husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.” “If someone offers y’all a different gospel […]

kingdom of man parables

by Tyler Dirks

I.R. “The kingdom of man is like a group of friends who went out to dinner to celebrate a special occasion. They were seated at a table of an unloved waitress. She took a long time to get their orders, hardly ever refilled their drinks, and never asked if they wanted dessert. Increasingly throughout the […]

A Bridegroom of Blood

by Tyler Dirks

E.O. “I’ve got your next sermon. Exodus 4:24-26. That’ll preach.” Bronco: E.O. “Okay, so I only actually texted you that because at first it made no sense to me…I was like”what the crap” .. and I guess I don’t fully grasp the significance and of circumcision in general-(the covenant-outward marking and separation- that they be […]

The Parable of “The Water Lovers”

by Tyler Dirks

Once upon a time there was a group of people in a boat floating down a lazy river. Everyone in the boat boasted of being “a water lover.” The boat dwellers were a complacent crowd, and many of them had never actually been in the water, but this did not in the least cause them […]

Boldness

by Tyler Dirks

Here’s a recent text exchange with a good friend of mine… My Friend: Does a lack of persecution in one’s life mean there is a lack of boldness for the gospel? Me: I’d say that boldness (as embodied by Jesus of Nazareth) is primarily a radical commitment to be weak, vulnerable, and ‘powerless.’ Boldness is […]

Insulting

by Tyler Dirks

Jesus of Nazareth said, “Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness.” What’s Jesus talking about? Jesus is talking about the super […]