“God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go either wrong or right. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong; I cannot. If a thing is free to be good, it is also free to be bad. And free will […]
“When you’ve been raised in or around the church, it’s very easy to take in a whole lot of head knowledge and intellectualize your faith. It’s easy to follow a bunch of Christian rules and just strive to be a better person. There comes a point, however, when you look deeper and realize that this […]
Are there times where we think we know what Jesus wants to do…and we couldn’t be more wrong?
“Much of the American church has abandoned the idea that people’s desires need to be transformed. Instead, we try to figure out what people desire, and then we tell them that Jesus is the way to get it. That’s how we get people to come to our churches. But we rarely get to the place […]
“The world doesn’t properly learn about God by watching Christian movies or shows…the world learns about God by watching Christians. And the notion that we can live any kind of way, but make a really good movie and it have the effect of leading people to Christ…is pretty darn silly.” ~ Phil Vischer
“There’s a lot of talk about what it means to be a radical Christian. The most radical thing any Christian can do is walk intimately with God, speaking and listening to him every day.” ~ Brandon Adams
“The fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, etc.) is impossible to manifest by yourself. These things only come about in the context of relationship. That’s why Jesus sent out His disciples 2 by 2…that’s why He sends the church out as a body. Because He’s not just revealed by you or me individually. […]
“The fact that God gives us the freedom to make choices doesn’t diminish His sovereignty or authority. God, in His sovereignty, didn’t ordain which choices you would make, but rather ordained that you would be free to make them. Anyone who is not sovereign would be afraid to do this.” ~ A.W. Tozer
“I don’t believe in ‘works-salvation’…the idea that you have to earn salvation from God. God gives salvation as a free gift to those who will accept it. But I do believe in ‘works-damnation’. It takes really hard work to reject God’s truth and exchange it for lies.” ~ Leighton Flowers
“A lot of people confuse service for God and relationship with God. The two aren’t one and the same.” ~ Skye Jethani
“The irony within the tradition of the American church is that we talk all the time about having a personal relationship with Jesus…and yet we spend very little time teaching people how to actually have one.” ~ Skye Jethani
“I think in many cases today, we’ve actually made our goals and dreams into idols. We’ll pursue our dreams to the detriment of our relationship with Jesus. Jesus didn’t say ‘take up your cross, and follow your dreams’…just saying.” ~ Phil Vischer
We strive for the best in everything else…why should our commitment to God be any different?
What real evidence do you have that God exists? Science clearly proves that there is no God. All of that stuff in the Bible is just fantasy. The Bible isn’t reliable; it’s been misinterpreted, and it’s full of contradictions. If God were real, why is there all this suffering and evil in the world? If […]
Jesus never ceases to amaze me… I know this is a blatantly obvious and seemingly pointless statement, but hear me out. My current amazement with Jesus has little to do with His “front and center” characteristics…you know, His omni-potence, His omni-presence, His omni-science, His holiness, His incomparable love, His grace and mercy, His overwhelming compassion for others…you and I both […]