Preachers today should seek to emulate Peter by exalting Christ in their sermons.
Good intentions don’t produce good preachers.
God will vindicate his holiness by pouring out wrath on the injustice that disregards it.
It was 2006, I'd been a Christian for just over a year, it was my first missions trip, and it was super-awkward. It wasn't that I didn't know what happened (though I did), nor was it that I was particularly uncomfortable in front of a crowd (though I was). What made it awkward was the way I was telling the story wasn't right.
How do we become holy without becoming 'holier than thou'?
Oh, that I might treat the glory of God like a sunset!
If people were basically good, Jesus would have had no need to talk of the necessity of repentance for all to avoid perishing.
We’re not dirty and sinful because of our sexual desires, and God fights for us as creatures in his image with sexual desires.
I wasn’t thinking about my unwashed hair or the spit up (and coffee) on my clothes or the fact that I honestly couldn’t remember if I had put on makeup that morning. That is, I wasn’t thinking about it until I saw my beautiful friend walking up to say hello.
People that have embraced the mission look at the "issues" a church has as opportunities.