My hope in sharing these is that the challenge and inspire in some way, like they did for me.
God invites relentless honesty in prayer. Don't mask the reality of your struggle.
The law is a cage, to show that Christ is the key.
Generosity is not based on what I have to give but what God has already given to me in Christ.
Instead of living as a integrated community, the church has become a disintegrated religious preference.
The Church is the validation of Christ's ministry. Our existence now and presence in eternity demonstrate the effectiveness of the cross.
Spurgeon "All the heresies which have arisen in the Church have had a decided tendency to dishonor God and to flatter man"
"To wield the sword of the Spirit successfully, we must read it habitually, diligently, intelligently, and prayerfully." ~ J.C. Ryle
The greater the responsibility you carry, the heavier the load upon your shoulders, and the more you need to cast your burdens upon Christ.
If family is your first mission, make sure you make disciples of your family while ON MISSION.
To some, relationships are about getting when they should be about giving. The first gives cheap happiness, the second gives deep joy.
Gospel-driven leadership does not begin with leadership skills or leadership strategies but with a transforming experience of Christ
Kids want FUN, but need LOVE.
Grace isn't a thing, it's a person, it's Jesus. Ferguson
In light of eternity, all of life is a short-term missions trip. Your vapor has value to the kingdom.
Anything added to the gospel perverts it.
God is God. He's not your personal assistant. He's not Siri on your iphone. You don't dictate your plans to him.
A Godly pastor is one who is like God, who has a heart of free grace running after sinners. - Sinclair Ferguson (via RT @revrickydean)