Tweets of the Week 9.18.12

Here are the latest and greatest (that I say) from Twitter this past week:

Today your heart will search for satisfaction. Will you look for it in the creation or in relationship to the Creator?

Is Jesus my King or consultant?

You either die to yourself and live for another, or you live for yourself and die. David Powlison

Living is learning to die. Dying is beginning to live.

Anger is a destroyer of marriages and families - we must pray daily for God to help us.

Our God parted the Red Sea. He can make a way where there is no way. Wait on him with faith.

Read the Bible. Lots of it. Read whole books in one sitting. The dividends are innumerable.

If sin is insanity, then repentance is becoming sane.

"I’ve stopped certain sins, but I’m just as self-centered as I was before, just as addicted. I can’t change my heart." Luther

The church must be on mission, but if you make mission central instead of the gospel, you will lose the gospel and mission.

The road to hell is paved with "like, whatever."

Love your wife. There are few things more powerfully positive in raising children as a husband who loves his wife.

Pleasing men = slavery. Pleasing God = freedom.

Accepting stagnancy isn't an option. You were born for better.

Your failures haven't surprised God today. He has open arms. Let the power of grace crush the power of condemnation.

Why does God allow evil and suffering? Look at the cross of Jesus. It can't be that he doesn't love us. It can't be that he is indifferent.

Jesus does not only speak about transformation, he brings it

If a church is worth attending, it is worth joining. If it is worth joining, it is worth serving and sacrificing for.

PRAYER: May the things we trust in other than God quickly find themselves untrustworthy

Pastors, as you prep for your next sermon work hard to be clear, not clever.

Busyness can be a distraction. God's voice is often drowned out by our hectic preoccupation. Stop. Listen. Isa. 6:8

Whether or not you think, as Spurgeon said that "every Christian is either a missionary or imposter" that's certainly what the world thinks.

Jesus gave his life for us. He gave everything. We should be the most hospitable, generous people in the world!

Christianity is not just a theory or speculation, but a life-style; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence of Jesus within us

"Laughter, ridicule, opposition and persecution are often the only reward which Christ’s followers get from the world."

Get outside the box and start dreaming again

It's not sermons about parenting that make you a better parent, but sermons about the Father parenting rebels like us.

Discipleship is an organic process of helping others become and continue to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

Seek to live with this ratio: 90% awareness of Jesus' love for you to 10% awareness of how people disappoint you

Finding True Satisfaction

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