Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Don't Just Do Something, Sit There

"Truly, I think one reason we aren't captivated by Christ's glory is because we have a diminished capacity to be captivated by anything big.  We are preoccupied with small things . . . So here's what we need to do:  turn some things off.  Put some things down.  Don't just do something, sit there." ~ Jared Wilson, The Imperfect Disciple

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Seeing Jesus

"We are parched.  We are starving.  We are thirsty and hungry for the glory of Jesus.  Every day when you encounter God - in your devotional time, in your time of worship, in your community groups or classes, or in any other moment in which you spend time with Jesus - you face the choice of simply looking at Jesus or actually trying to see him."  ~ Jared Wilson, The Imperfect Disciple

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jesus Is For Losers

"What Jesus has done is good news for losers. What Jesus has done is good news only for losers.  If you're not a loser, in fact, you can't have Jesus."  ~ Jared Wilson, The Imperfect Disciple

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Shame Into Praise

"Maybe you have struggled with great shame over some things in your life.  Maybe you have sins that come back to haunt you, recurring sins in your life that you can't shake, or habits hard to break, or rumors from others about your history, or problems that persist to this day for sins you long ago repented of . . . You need to hear the gospel words of Zephaniah 3:19: 'I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise.'"  ~ Jared Wilson, The Imperfect Disciple

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Fuzzy Christianity

"If we offer sinners a vague, fuzzy, coddling Christianity, that is what they will respond to and live by, and many of them will not encounter the God of vibrant Christian faith." ~ Owen Strachan