Prayer is the language of a man burdened with a sense of need. It is the voice...– EM Bounds HT: NextReformation
LEARNING TO WALK WITH GOD →
Click on the link above to read a post on Jeremy Pryor’s blog that was like a breath of fresh air to me. I often get bogged down in circumstance and need to be reminded that Christ came to bring us true joy and freedom!
REPENTANCE AND GRACE IN COMMUNITY
Over the past couple weeks in Community Group we have been discussing just how important it is that we lay bare our lives to one another, that we admit our brokenness and sin to one another, and how critical this is to the formation of true Christian community. More importantly, we have gone beyond discussion and have been practicing this openness as well. We’re admitting that life is hard,...
WHOSE MISSION? WHOSE TIMING?
“My own experience as a missionary has been that the significant advances of the church have not been the result of our own decision about the mobilizing and allocating of “resources.” This kind of language, appropriate for a military campaign or a commercial enterprise, is not appropriate here. The significant advances in my experience have come through happenings of which the story of Peter and...
To do them justice, the people who crucified Jesus did not do so because he was...– DOROTHY SAYERS
God weeps with us so that we may someday laugh with Him.– JURGEN MOLTMANN
FOR THE SAKE OF THE GOSPEL...
I recently taught a class called Chosen, Called, Sent: God’s Purposes in the Life of Paul. In the third session (Sent) I focused on Paul’s missiological principles and practice, and ended with a note on Paul’s stance on culture, in particular his priority of stripping away any unnecessary cultural blockades to his audience hearing the Gospel. See 1 Corinthians 9.19-23. Below I...
DO WE KNOW JESUS?
“Jesus’s teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. However, in the main, our churches today do not have this effect. The kind of outsiders Jesus attracted are not attracted to contemporary churches, even our most avant-garde ones. We tend to draw conservative, buttoned-down, moralistic people. The licentious and...
A PRIMER ON TODAY'S MISSIONAL CHURCH →
Wow. JR Woodward, a church planter in Los Angeles, has compiled a fantastic array of missional church resources, what he is calling a primer on missional church. Spend a day exploring these resources. I know I will when I get a chance.
Following Jesus is not accomplished by completing 8 classes in the basement of a...– D.A. Carson (here)