In my deepest wound, I see your glory, and it dazzles me.– St. Augustine
Spirit, lead me in my next step.
Don’t invite Jesus into your life. Your life’s a wreck. Jesus...– Russell Moore @drmoore
“People try to persuade us that the objections against Christianity spring from doubt. The objections against Christianity spring from insubordination, the dislike of obedience, rebellion against all authority. As a result people have hitherto been beating the air in the struggle against objections, because they have fought intellectually with doubt instead of fighting morally with...
Make obedient disciples. Then you will see churches multiply.– George Patterson via @Neil_Cole
WHERE ARE THE RISK-TAKERS?
“Where are the young men and women of this generation who will hold their lives cheap and be faithful even unto death? Where are those who will lose their lives for Christ’s sake — flinging them away for love of him? Where are those who will live dangerously and be reckless in his service? Where are his lovers — those who love him and the souls of men more than their own reputations or...
And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our...– Overheard from a kid in church
The great nineteenth-century preacher Charles Spurgeon once told the story of a humble gardener who presents a bunch of carrots to his king because he so loves his sovereign. The king rewards his love with a plot of land so that the man can continue to grow produce and bless his kingdom. A court official sees this and thinks: ‘An acre of land for a bunch of carrots - what a deal!’ The next day...
THE OFFENSE OF WORKS SALVATION
Tim Chester, in his book You Can Change, imagines a scene that illustrates how ridiculous it is when we think we can do anything to merit God’s love. Imagine being there at the cross, with Jesus in his final moments. He struggles to speak, but he utters a phrase clear enough for all to hear— “It is finished.” You then raise your hand and say, “Actually, Jesus, not...
What would the US be like in 100 years if we stopped training our kids to leave...– @caesarkal
MAY ALL YOUR PLANS BE THWARTED
Research shows that 2% of your church is half way interested in mission.– @alanhirsch via Caesar Kalinowski on Facebook
“To maintain the posture of ‘To God be the glory’ is to ask ourselves at every point (in preparing sermons, Bible studies, lectures, articles or books, etc.) why am I doing what I am doing? Am I doing the present task to bring attention to myself and to honor myself or to bring attention to God, Christ, the gospel, and to honor the Trinity? Am I doing what I am doing to make a...
WORD AND SPIRIT
“I find myself wanting to live life with the people of my community, where I can preach-along with the other preachers of our community-but not allow that to become an act of speech making. Instead, I want it to be a living interaction of the story of God and the story of our community being connected by our truth telling, our vulnerability, and our open minds, ears, and eyes-all brought...
JOURNEY WITH JESUS
“Our lives are not problems to be solved but journeys to be taken with Jesus as our friend and finest guide.” @HenriNouwen via Mike Sandefur on Facebook