A Clay Jar

Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Welcome to A Clay Jar

The musings of an armchair theologian

This blog derives its name from 2 Corinthians 4:7, and it is a reflection of who I am: a fragile clay jar. I am nothing. But the one who lives in this fragile clay jar and has called me into his service is of great value. My prayer to God is that he will use this meager offering for the advancement of his kingdom.

This blog and all of the posts it contains are a reflection of my own thoughts and understanding concerning the Bible and theology in general. They do not necessarily reflect the teachings of the church or denomination that I am a part of. But I do pray that they reflect the wisdom of the Holy Spirit, working through me. I do consider myself to be generally conservative, although apolitical, and evangelical, holding strongly to the inspiration and authority of the Bible.

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Daily Devotionals

Devotionals are short posts that deal with a single passage. They are produced on a daily basis and are a product of my own devotional reading of the Scripture. I offer them up in the hope that they will help you in your journey through life as a disciple of Jesus. Most of them are devotional, but some are more theological in nature. Below is the most recent devotional post, along with an older one.

Today’s Devotional

The Battle Within

Romans 7:15

The battle is between being the person I believe God wants me to be and the person I am comfortable being. Between the Spirit and the flesh.

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Attributes of a Healthy Church

1 Peter 3:8

Peter gives us five attributes of a healthy church. Being like-minded, sympathetic, loving one another, and compassionate and humble.

Blog Posts

The blog page lists all posts in inverse order of their posting

Theology

These are longer posts that are theological in nature and are grouped by topic.

Studies

These are multi-post studies of whole books or specific topics.

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