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Joel 2:12-13 (NLT)
“That is why the LORD says, ‘Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.’
Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionately, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love. He is eager to relent and not punish.”
“Real Christian unity isn’t driven by ‘sameness’. You know…‘we all like the same stuff, we all like the same color, we all wear the same clothes, we all watch the same movies, we all have […]
“I know what it is to hate. I also know what it is like to hate all the ‘right things’ and deceive yourself by masking it in virtue. It’s okay to hate baby rapists, right? […]
“We must never preach violence, except the violence of love, which left Christ nailed to a cross…the violence that we must each do to ourselves to overcome our selfishness and such cruel inequalities among us. […]
"So...Jesus is hanging out with His disciples for a couple of years, and then tells them one day, 'I'll be leaving you, and it's better for you that I leave.' His disciples are like, 'Why is that better'? He tells them that when He leaves, He'll send the Holy Spirit who will instruct you in all things. The idea was that an infantile, immature faith needs the physical presence of Jesus in order to function, whereas mature faith relies on the Holy Spirit so that, thru the Spirit, we see God in all things. What we have in America right now is an infantile evangelical movement, where we want God explicitly visible on everything...on the back of my car, on my radio station, in the movie theater, on my t-shirt, in my kid's school, and everywhere else in the public eye. So we panic when we see our society intent on stripping those things away. We need to graduate to a more mature faith, where we're not relying on all of these external things to be assured of God's presence, but on the Holy Spirit who reveals God in our everyday lives."~ Skye Jethani
"A divided country needs a united church."~ Ed Stetzer
"Sometimes we are so focused on what we want that we don’t see what others need."~ Catrell Anderson
"No church can truly be the church if its pastor or congregation are unwilling to speak hard truths to each other and to themselves. To think of the pastorate as primarily a helping profession, and the church as only a therapeutic community whose main goal is to make us feel better about ourselves... ...instead of giving people what they actually need to be healthy... ...is a betrayal of the gospel and the church's mission."~ Ron Dreher