Christ Brought Victory, Not a Dogma

Just as it is written,
“For Your sake we are being put to death all day long;
We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
(Romans 8:36-37)

Today, affirm your trust in Christ. Fill in the blank and post it below. And, as always, feel free to explain if you wish.

“I will trust Christ to _____________ even if I can’t understand.”


  1. Gloryann A Labogin on June 6, 2017 at 8:43 am

    I will trust Christ to intervene in the matters of my mom’s home being rebuild, and the work heart of the contractor; to work with brother Dennis to move to nursing home closer to Livermore; provide the perfect time, soft heart, courage, his words to close doors on relationships even if I can’t understand.”

    • Maury on June 6, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Amen to this, Gloryann. What a wonderful statement of trust in the nitty gritty of life.

    • Bill Currie on June 6, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      I can only show my belief and love for Jesus by being obedient to the
      ” life style” changes that he expects from me. Not anyone else only his teachings. I believe we would not have left me with expectations that I was not capable of doing. I dont believe that is dogma or “works” I believe that is agape!

      • Maury on June 7, 2017 at 8:16 am

        Right on, Bill! Thanks!

  2. Nancy Horne on June 6, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    I will trust Christ to see outside the box and the big picture, knowing what the future brings, he is preparing me and often I don’t understand.

  3. Terri Norris on June 6, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    “I will trust Christ to know me/my life/my circumstances even if I can’t understand.”
    Thank you Maury-
    …again..Praying without ceasing.

  4. Jim and Peggy McQuaid on June 6, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you for these encouraging words Maury. My healing is taking a good part of a year but I am trusting in Jesus, without worry, even though I don’t understand the many whys.

    • Maury on June 7, 2017 at 8:19 am

      Thanks. Way to trust! It inspires me. Sad to say, I sometimes fail at this.

  5. Bob Howe on June 8, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing your thinking on this matter. Recently I have found myself spending time comparing many major doctrinal/dogma statements to scripture. Real eye opener! So much of this doctrine/dogma stuff seems to be theologians turning God’s love into a little logical system, much like the Jewish religious leaders did. My reading of Jesus’ words in the gospels does not reveal much support from him for this approach to the Father. In a very real sense, it was the sin of these leaders and their followers that put Jesus on a cross to be killed through torture. They even called HIM the blasphemer!
    What I do see in reading Jesus’ words is God’s incredible love for humanity, His plan to keep on forgiving the unforgivable, and His desire that we be part of a new creation for eternity. Wow! He has taken the first step by forgiving and loving me, and inviting me to be part of His world–but only if such a desire is truly what is in my heart. Maybe I’m just looking for a simple answer, but after exploring so many complex answers, this is what makes the most sense to me.
    Thanks for listening.

    • Maury on June 8, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      I absolutely love this, Bob. I couldn’t agree more. I envision Anchorpoint as a place for people to search for God in a spirit of love. We get MEAN about this stuff. So sad to me! I love the pursuit of truth but despise the way we draw rigid lines and vilify each other. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I think you’d like my new podcast. You can check it out here.

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