Paul regarded himself as the "poster child" for sinners-who-need-Jesus. This is something I find incredibly difficult to emulate. And yet it is the only way that I will truly be able to love the other sinners in my area of influence. How can I truly love and serve other sinners unless I am consciously aware of how undeserving I am of the love and service Jesus has shown me?
A refreshing challenge for men from Tullian Tchividjian: The best way to tell how well the Gospel is gaining traction in a local church is the kind of men it produces. So here are some questions I asked myself this morning before God and I’m asking you to do the same: Do you rejoice in … Continue reading Becoming “Gospel-Men”
Scotty Smith prays for his friends in ministry: Dear Jesus, once again you’ve stirred my heart to pray for men and women engaged in the ministry of the gospel. I wish it weren’t so, but sometimes it takes my own hiccups and heartburn to hit my knees with compassionate intercession for others. Before your occupied throne … Continue reading Struggling In Gospel Ministry
I needed to read this today: What we need are fewer revolutionaries and a few more plodding visionaries. That’s my dream for the church — a multitude of faithful, risktaking plodders. The best churches are full of gospel-saturated people holding tenaciously to a vision of godly obedience and God’s glory, and pursuing that godliness and … Continue reading Wanted: Plodding Visionaries