The Word became flesh (Jn 1:14); God became man; the divine Son became a Jew;...– J.I. Packer, Knowing God. (via germerian)
HOW DO YOU VIEW OTHERS?
How do you view others in the Church? With a business mindset or a body mindset? It makes a great difference… If we function primarily out of the business mindset we will look down on others because they are different from us, as competition because they have what we want, or as means to an end of promoting ourselves. The goal in view is the self and our glory, and the way leads to...
‘For to us a child is born. To us a son is given. The government is upon his...– Jurgen Moltmann ———————————— HT: 95 Theses
TOTAL CHURCH CONFERENCE AUDIO
I recently worked with a couple close pastor friends to bring Steve Timmis out to Richmond to teach us and encourage us as we seek to live as gospel-centered communities in this city, and he did just that. Now you can benefit from his wisdom as well. Enjoy! Session 1 Session 1 Q&A Session 2 Session 2 Q&A
A Christian must not only pray, but hold on in prayer, until he hath got the...– Thomas Brooks, “The Privy Key of Heaven, Or Twenty Arguments For Closet Prayer”
Tim Chester’s helpful summary of key points in The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift that Changes Everything by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne (Matthias Media) ——————————- Ministry mind-shifts 1. From running programs to building people 2. From running events to training people 3. From using people to growing people...
As for orthodoxy, it is cold and dead and grim without the warmth and life and...– John Stott, What Christ Thinks of the Church HT: Ray Ortlund
ON PATIENCE AND FAITH
(excerpt from an interview with Michael Horton) Mike, what is one lesson you’ve being learning in recent years that you think might be helpful to share with others? I guess it’s the lesson of needing more patience. Impatience is one of my besetting sins, as my wife—one of my chief sanctifiers—reminds me regularly. It’s a terrible besetting sin because essentially it’s rooted in a failure to...