“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. The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword, or the violence of hatred. It is the violence […]
“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 and having an impact on those around us. But how much of that flow is fulfilling God’s intended purpose for […]
“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, chronic illness. The oppressed must be saved, not with a revolutionary salvation, in mere human fashion, but with the holy […]
How valuable are you? Do you truly know?
“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, […]
“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 […]
It’s amazing what a kitchen sink can teach you about the love of Jesus.
“The real test of a saint is not one’s willingness to preach the gospel, but one’s willingness to do something like washing the disciples’ feet… …that is, being willing to do those things that seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God.” ~ Oswald Chambers
“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 […]
“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
Just a heads up…this one might sting a little. I was watching a crucifixion documentary the day before Easter, and I was a bit troubled by the conclusion that the commentators drew concerning Jesus’ death. According to their viewpoint, Jesus was killed because He became a political threat to the Romans, who just viewed […]