“The exclusive claim of the gospel – that Jesus is the only way – is often misconstrued. It’s mistakenly viewed as God favoring the Christian club over all the other religious clubs. But God does […]
“We Christians are really good at getting our message to the people who already have it…but pretty bad at times getting our message to the people who really need it.” ~ Phil Vischer
“I tell the world all the time…I was a gangster before I met Jesus. Now I’m a redeemed sinner with gangster proclivities. I say that everyday. Why? Because it’s REAL. It’s not just a matter […]
“If it was God’s desire to provide us with an accurate and reliable account of the life of Jesus, an account we could trust and recognize as consistent with other forms of eyewitness testimony, God […]
“Jesus is our great example of servanthood. But He did not come to Earth, live, and die just to make us more servant-hearted…for we needed much more than that. Because of our sin, we needed […]
“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. […]
“Did you know that, on average, each of us speaks about twenty-five thousand words daily? My last book didn’t have that many words. A lot of language is flowing out of our mouths every day […]
“Let us be today’s Christians. Let us not take fright at the boldness of today’s church. With Christ’s light, let us illuminate even the most hideous caverns of the human person: torture, jail, plunder, want, […]
“What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows” (NLT)
“We are doing a great disservice to our culture if we shout and scream more about the condemnation of their behavior than about the hope for them in Jesus.” ~ Jackie Hill Perry
Can we keep quiet when something totally awesome happens in our lives?
It’ll make sense when you watch the video.
"Many people today, some well-intentioned and some not so much, are doing their best to soft-pedal the gospel in order to widen its appeal. But in reality, they're doing the exact opposite. When we make following Jesus a tag line, or view it as just something we add on to our lives without sacrificing anything, we are actually diminishing the value of the gospel. We do the gospel an injustice when we don't call people to sacrifice and give their entire lives to Jesus, because in doing so, what we're really saying is that following Jesus is not really all that important."~ Leighton Flowers
"There seems to be conflict with how some churches approach ministry. You have the 'felt-needs' crowd, who are all about appealing to where the surface level needs are. And then you have those who are totally against that, who say 'We only preach the Bible over here.' I believe there's a third way...where the proper preaching of the gospel actually unearths deeper longings in people than the surface stuff they may feel they need. Good pastors, preachers, and teachers, need to start with the 'felt-need', but then go underneath that to show the deeper needs that the gospel is actually intended to fulfill. When we do that, we actually expose and challenge some of the lies that our culture presents regarding how to meet the surface needs."~ Trevin Wax
It’s amazing what a kitchen sink can teach you about the love of Jesus.