Tag: Life Lessons

"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
"I think we have the wrong idea about God's grace. God's grace isn't you seeing what you can get away with and still go to heaven. There are plenty of things you can do that you won't go to hell for, but that your life will still suffer from."
~ Tye Tribbett
"I believe one of the reasons why so many today are rejecting what Christians have to say is because they sense that a lot of Christian talk nowadays isn't authentic. We as believers today don't do a good enough job of thinking and listening before we speak. We are quick to tell people that 'Jesus is the answer' when we aren't even listening to the questions."
~ Jason Thompson
"Some people do not like to hear much of repentance; but I think it is so necessary that if I should die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance, and if out of the pulpit I would desire to die practicing it."
~ Matthew Henry
"Sometimes, we're quick to dismiss constructive criticism because of who it's coming from. Whether we like it or not, there are times where our 'enemies' are actually RIGHT about us... ...and we need to be humble enough to admit that God can use someone who's against us for our good."
~ Skye Jethani