Tweets of the week 9.25.12

  Here's the newest batch of tweets that got my attention:

The measure of a man is sexual self-control not sexual conquest.

"If you're in charge, it doesn't mean you're right. Good leadership demonstrates repentance."

Do you spend more time tending to your child's body or your child's soul?

It costs something to be a true Christian. It will cost us our sins, our self-righteousness, our ease and our worldliness.

Be good stewards of your pain. Where there is systemic evil, there should be sincere brokenness.

The vision for spiritual maturity in a church will rarely exceed that of the leader's life.

You don't have to be special...just do what God has called you to do. Lead well from where God has placed you.

Remember: "Do not steal" doesn't only forbid taking what what belongs to another, it also calls for giving liberally.

Given the grandeur of God, true faith is often a both/and, not an either/or. Both joyous assurance and reverent fear.

Wanting more for people than they want for themselves is a normal part of leading

Before regeneration, perception is reality. After regeneration, reality is perception.

The only legit way I know I'm saved can be summed up in one word: fruit

"The gospel isn't a speech we memorize. It's a story that we get to live." Michelle Anthony @truinspiration

Our kids salvation does not depend upon our performance as parents. It depends on His performance as Savior. Freedom to love & give Christ.

Too many churches attempt to gain hope and strength from the sentimentality of a bygone era of ministry success.

Preaching is not just a transfer of information, it's training in a new way of thinking.

Sanctification isn't something we passively let happen to us... It's a cooperation w/ the Holy Spirit to fight the good fight for holiness.

We always need His power because we always have none.

Faith, like eyes, is to be looked with, not at.

Every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. -John 15:2 // pruning doesn't follow failure & it isn't punishment

Jesus NEVER over-promises and under-delivers. Hasn't + Won't. Not ever.

Life is hard. Don't pretend it isn't. Without the gospel life is impossible to navigate.

"Forgiveness is the horse that pulls the cart of good works." Walter Marshall

Are you tired? Good. It means you've worked hard. God made us to work hard, get tired, feel fulfilled, then rest well, relax, and play hard.

Web Slinging 9.27.12

Failure and Stress = Growth?