“Today value is increasingly measured by publicity, not privacy, and we are losing sight of the truth that genuine intimacy requires secrecy. This cultural desire to be seen makes us approve Jesus’ call to, ‘Let your light shine before others’… …but we forget that in the same sermon Jesus said, ‘Beware of practicing your righteousness […]
It’s okay to be honest about how you feel during the holidays. Just ask Mr. Rogers…and Jesus.
Leave me out of the limelight…and just let my life speak.
Rest is seriously underrated…ask my wife and I.
“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 not look down at the world and see religious clubs that He likes or dislikes. Instead, He sees a sea […]
Some issues are just more complex than we want them to be…
“In the entire universe, only two of God’s creations fail to bring glory to him: fallen angels (demons) and us (people). All sin, at its root, is failing to give God glory. It is loving anything else more than God. Refusing to bring glory to God is prideful rebellion, and it is the sin that […]
“Don’t think of prayer as an impersonal requirement. Realize that it is a person, the Lord Jesus Christ, with all authority and with all love, who expects us to pray.” ~ Donald S. Whitney
Can we ever really “play catch up” with time?
“You can’t mass produce transformation. It’s the work of the Holy Spirit by God’s grace. But so many times, we simply try to put as many people into a room as possible and think that information alone is going to be transformational. It just doesn’t work that way, especially in a generation that is being shaped […]
“One of the ways you can tell that your kids are just borrowing your faith is if they never ask questions.” ~ Natasha Crain
“Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn’t ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.” ~ Charles Stanley
“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 of repeating the words…it’s about reminding myself of what Jesus has done for me, and being thankful for what my […]
“If you want impact, you have to go for intimacy. The single most determining factor in how impactful I have been in ministry for Jesus has to do with how intimate I have been with Jesus himself.” ~ Tim Hawkins
Are issues of social justice always just a local matter?