Archive for September, 2015

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He didn’t come to improve us.  He came to re-create us and re-define reality.  He didn’t come to tweak our game plan.  He came so that we could die to everything we were, so that we could be like Him.

“For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for Me will save it.” (Luke 9:24)

“But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him…” (1 John 3:2)

What a glorious destiny — to be like Him!

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Recycling materials is good, but recycling people is the very best type of recycling!

What a wonderful honor and calling it is for all lovers of God to help people find a new life in Jesus!  May we all start recycling the one thing that makes sense in eternity — the souls of people.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)

 

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The process by which God develops deep spiritual roots in us is typically unglamorous and often painful. But when the winds begin to blow — and many trees around you are going down — you’ll be really glad you have deep roots.

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As cultures and nations evolve, they typically become more shame-based and less truth-based – and accepting cultural “norms” and not being rejected by your perceived peer group generally become more important than standing for truth.  And as this pressure to conform continues, Christians are much more likely to stop sharing the complete Gospel (especially the need to repent and be saved) — and are more and more likely to settle for merely improving people’s worldly situations (economically, politically, etc.), because this is less emotionally and culturally “risky”.  And at the same time, it is the greatest of tragedies.

“What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36)

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