When pastors major on the urgent, we can inadvertently lead people to forget that “the word of our God will stand forever.”
The problem is when self-preservation becomes an ultimate thing, when safety becomes a god.
The gospel is bigger than the universe, but can it be tweeted in 140 characters or less?
Lasting pastoral influence and legacies are marked by both humilty and service.
From watching the organ donation process, I’ve learned how seriously doctors take matching the right donor with the right person in need. They do this because the better the match is across all of their criteria, the higher the chance of a successful transplant. As pastors, we can learn from this.
There are secret things, and there are revealed things, but the faith once for all delivered is not a secret thing.
Over time, our increasing conformity to the image of Christ makes us more human in all the ways we are meant to be human, not less.
There is a certain quality Christians should strive for as we represent God to the world.
Join the retreat; don’t just speak at it.