It’s amazing what a kitchen sink can teach you about the love of Jesus.
“A divided country needs a united church.” ~ Ed Stetzer
“Success seems to be the ‘golden calf’ of the American church. These days, we measure the success of a church by the 3 B’s…buildings, bodies, and budget. When those 3 things reach a certain number, we equate that with a successful ministry. But if we measured Jesus’ earthly ministry by that standard, He would be […]
Love was compressed for all history in that lonely figure on the cross, who said that he could call down angels at any moment on a rescue mission…but chose not to – because of us. At Calvary, God accepted his own unbreakable terms of justice. ~ Philip Yancey
“Much of Christianity now in America is really moralistic, therapeutic deism. We appeal to people with the idea of making your life better…that the goal of the gospel is to make you better, to make your marriage better, your finances better, your circle of friends better, and to make you more happy and fulfilled. But […]
“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 […]
“My advice to the American church would be simply this: you don’t have to be so scared. Sometimes you can lose legislative force and political force, and yet not lose the force of the gospel. Classical historians are still baffled at how the early church completely transformed the Roman Empire with no political or legislative […]
“If Jesus had preached the same message that many ministers preach today, He would have never been crucified.” ~ Leonard Ravenhill
“Jesus promised the disciples three things: that they would be courageous, absurdly happy…and in constant trouble.” ~ G.K. Chesterton
“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. […]