Curated links for your weekend reading:
I am not impressed by young pastors who seem too eager to publish books and speak at big events and build “a platform.” What impresses me is my dad’s daily slogging, year after year, in the power of the Spirit, with no big-deal-ness as the goal or the payoff.
- Throw Out Comparisons
- Focus on Great Possibilities
- Mind Your Seasons…
You should lose your faith … if it is in anyone other than Jesus.
Certain words will strengthen most any sermon. Conversely, some words weaken the sermon. If used at all, they should be used knowingly and sparingly.
However tender and loving toward sinners we may be, we’re not more tender and loving than Jesus is. And we mustn’t delude ourselves into thinking that we are.
There are three things that those who stay on mission in America must learn from those who go on mission to the world.
Here are three cultural values we tend to follow. We’re mostly blind to these, but they’re deadly.
- Be Yourself
- Question Authority
- Avoid Suffering