I begin to ask these fundamental questions; What is a Christian? What does discipleship mean? How does one live this out if they are not a pastor?
“Death is half disarmed when the pleasures and interests of the flesh are first denied.” — Richard Baxter
Charles Finney radically altered the direction of American Christianity
If a church’s strategy is not grounded in making disciples, the church has abandoned the mission Christ has given.
“What we cannot obtain by solitary prayer we may by social…because where our individual strength fails, there union and concord are effectual.” – Chrysostom
I’m glad I didn’t give up on writing. I am grateful for all the godly people in my life who encouraged me not to pull back on writing this latest book.
“To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.” ― Karl Barth
Tricking ourselves of engaging in discipleship by simply talking about it has forsaken the mission and purpose as a church.
“If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.” ― Augustine
Choosing the right system for the right type of leadership is crucial.
God has designed our souls to be satisfied in worshiping Him.
America is in a huge theological confusion which leads to confusion in thinking as well.
There must be a genuine sense of grief and sorrow over the sin that was committed.
Ministry is not easy, and I don’t think it will ever be easy.
Because we care about our neighbor, we live in transformational living in Christ.
We are in the Great Commission by living empowered by the Great Commandment love.
Does God really listen to my prayers? Does he really hear me when I cry out to him?
“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.”—Samuel Zwemer
“The Church is the Church only when it exists for others.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Discipleship is more about transformation than information. For dumping information doesn’t produce transformation.
What’s wrong with the world today? Where is God in the midst of pain? Could we justify God in the midst of evil?
Conflict at cost is visible everywhere. In light of this, Christians are to be the salt and the light of Jesus by promoting the gospel of peace by not only believing the gospel but living the gospel.
How can we continue on with faith in the life of anxiety when things seem uncertain? What are some ways to trust in our God in the midst of the storm?
However difficult it is to engage the world, believers are called to engage this ever-changing culture with the never changing gospel!