Saturday, December 13, 2014

Gospel Quote - The Secret to Change

"When we go to the cross, we see our God dying for us. If you let any other god down, it will beat you up. If you live for people’s approval or your career or possessions or control or anything else and you don’t make it or you mess up, then you’ll be left feeling afraid, downcast, or bitter. But when you let Christ down, he still loves you. He doesn’t beat you up; he died for you. Let his love win your love, and let that love replace all other affections. The secret of change is to renew your love for Christ as you see him crucified in your place." -- Tim Chester

Photo by Racineur

Friday, December 12, 2014

Gospel Quote - Something Much Better

"Anytime the Lord calls you to “deny self”, it is not so He can deprive you, but so He can give you something so much better. Holiness is not about what you give up, it’s about what you gain: intimacy with Christ." -- Benjamin Morrison

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gospel Quote - Kingdom Focus

"Jesus didn’t die so we could create our own little social/political kingdoms in this age, but so that we would rejoice in the coming kingdom of the next." -- Caleb Flores

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gospel Quote - Strength to Admit Weakness

"The gospel frees us from what one writer calls 'the law of capability'—the law, he says, “that judges us wanting if we are not capable, if we cannot handle it all, if we are not competent to balance our diverse commitments without a slip.” The gospel grants us the strength to admit we’re weak and needy and restless—knowing that Christ’s finished work has proven to be all the strength and fulfillment and peace we could ever want, and more. Since Jesus is our strength, our weaknesses don’t threaten our sense of worth and value. Now we’re free to admit our wrongs and weaknesses without feeling as if our flesh is being ripped off our bones." -- Tullian Tchividjian

Photo by George Duncan

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Gospel Quote - Fathering Like God

"The more a man settles into the perfect love of God, the more his fathering becomes an approximation of the perfect Father. The more rooted you are in God’s approval, the more inclined you are to give it to your kids. The more you are aware of the holiness of God, the more you will call your children into his holiness—cultivating their soul. The more you are aware of God’s unfathomable grace, the more quick you will be to extend it to your children." -- Jonathan Dodson

Photo by Kate Dreyer

Monday, December 08, 2014

Gospel Quote - What Evangelism is Not

"Evangelism is not about asking people to try Jesus the way they might try a new decaf moccacino latte from Starbucks. It is more like declaring the victory of the Lord Jesus over sin and death, warning of the judgment to be made by the Lord Jesus over all rebellion, and inviting people to find joy and satisfaction in the life and love that come from the Lord Jesus Christ." -- Michael Bird

Photo by Susanne Nilsson

Sunday, December 07, 2014