Sunday, September 29, 2013

From a friend's Facebook post

“You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.” Corrie ten Boom

Thursday, August 22, 2013

“Faith was about letting Christ squelch out all the worthless parts of me—fears, insecurity, pride, all that—and giving Christ a say in everything I did. And then I still had to move.” — Chrissy Jeske in This Ordinary Adventure

Friday, May 10, 2013

From Chick-fil-A Leaderscast

Heard this quote at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast today. This is my King!

“A king does not abide within his tent while his men bleed and die upon the field. A king does not dine while his men go hungry, nor sleep when they stand at watch upon the wall. A king does not command his men's loyalty through fear nor purchase it with gold; he earns their love by the sweat of his own back and the pains he endures for their sake. That which comprises the harshest burden, a king lifts first and sets down last. A king does not require service of those he leads but provides it to them...A king does not expend his substance to enslave men, but by his conduct and example makes them free.” 
Steven Pressfield, Gates of Fire

Thursday, April 4, 2013

If, therefore, God desires every knee to bow to Jesus and every tongue to confess Him, so should we. We should be ‘jealous’ (as Scripture sometimes puts it) for the honor of His name—troubled when it remains unknown, hurt when it is ignored, indignant when it is blasphemed, and all the time anxious and determined that it shall be given the honor and glory which are due to it. The highest of all missionary motives is neither obedience to the Great Commission (important as that is), nor love for sinners who are alienated and perishing (strong as that incentive is, especially when we contemplate the wrath of God, verse 18), but rather zeal—burning and passionate zeal—for the glory of Jesus Christ.

Some evangelism, to be sure, is no better than a thinly disguised form of imperialism, whenever our real ambition is for the honor of our nation, church, organization, or ourselves. Only one imperialism is Christian, and that is concern for His Imperial Majesty Jesus Christ, and for the glory of his empire or kingdom … Before this supreme goal of the Christian mission, all unworthy motives wither and die. — John Sott

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

From a friend's FB post

Why do all the miracles in the Bible either alleviate suffering or trouble? They point forward to God's restoration of all things — Timothy Keller

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

From a friend's encouraging email

The success of God's plans are not dependent on my ability to execute them. He will not be handcuffed by my failures or unleashed by my accomplishments. He is bigger than that. The next time the enemy tries to tell you otherwise, remind yourself that's a lie. God invites us into his story out of love, not employment. The pressure of perfection is off. We've got a perfect God. — John Acuff

Thursday, June 7, 2012

From the weekly Reach Ministries Report

All the money needed to send and support an army of self-sacrificing, joy-spreading ambassadors is already in the church. — John Piper

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