Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Oddly Delighted

"We should be marked as a people of joy.  When we say to the supermarket clerk that we're members of an area congregation, he or she should instinctively think of us as people who seem oddly delighted by God.  That's what we want our identity to be." ~ Owen Strachan, The Risky Gospel

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

What Is The Church?

"But what is the local church, then?  Well, first and foremost, it's a group devoted to worshiping the living God according to his inerrant Word, the Bible.  It's an outpost for weary people burdened by sin to meet God and be transformed by him."  ~ Owen Strachan, The Risky Gospel

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Aim High In Marriage

"So set your sights high.  Have the goal of building a six-decade marriage.  Pray for a spouse, and ask God to give you a union that puts the gospel on display in the midst of a fallen world.  You don't merely want to find someone to pass the time with.  You want a fellow traveler to love and to go on a great quest with, one that will require the two of you to give every ounce of energy an passion you have to one another."  ~ Owen Strachan, The Risky Gospel

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Killer Instinct

"The Christian is equipped - and called - to be a far more disciplined person than any politician, business leader, or diva.  We are to have a killer instinct, and it has a target: sin." ~ Owen Strachan, The Risky Gospel