"Where are the men with a moral vision?"
The gospel explodes niceness.
"He who loves may be sure he was loved first."
If we know this is God’s plan for us and we are going to spend countless hours doing it, why wouldn’t we want to get really good at it?
Have you ever found yourself, in the midst of failure and frustration in the Christian life, saying, “I hate myself”?
On numerous occasions, when I've heard prominent evangelical leaders answer the question, "What is the gospel?" they do not mention the resurrection. I find this highly problematic.
Many times, those who lead ministries in small or rural churches let slide things like effective staff leadership, thinking such a practice is only the mandate for larger churches or churches in busier contexts. But if the small, rural church pastors neglect tending to their support leaders -- whether vocational or volunteer -- they can stifle the growth of their ministry
Those who want to find the true Jesus through relics will come up shorthanded.
He's not sighing or sulking. He is more eager to forgive than we are to sin.
"It is incredible that the world should have believed so incredible a thing."