What if we all opened our heart to the kindness of Jesus Christ? Maybe he could transform your city into a modern-day Geneva.
There is one great sign that you are loved more than you thought.
To those who trust in him for salvation, Jesus will never say:
"Go play somewhere; I'm busy."
"Fake it til you make it."
"I just don't think it's gonna work out between us."
"I knew you were a screw-up, but this one really surprised me."
"It's too late."
"I don't care."
"My assistant will get back…
There is more to Christ than what happened in a three year span, as critical as that is for man’s salvation.
Jesus is the true and better Prophet, Priest, and King, who is able to do what those who came before could not do.
Once we were grafted in, there was not, is not, and can never be any possibility that we do anything but remain in Him.
In the greatest act of love, Jesus Christ, the eternal, pre-existing Prince of heaven, left His throne and came to earth to redeem His people from their sin so that they may live eternally with Him.
Not warm fuzzies.
Is it more comfortable to stay in a tent of doctrinal ease at basecamp or to trek up the mountain to a summit where I can experience the very person of Jesus?
Our one, true King forever stands at the intersection of pure mercy and perfect justice.
Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart.
Jesus doesn’t lord his inheritance over you. He serves you with it, giving you a portion along with him.
Let us not think that we can inconvenience Jesus with our cares and needs.
Many things can and will make us happy.
There is no joy but in Jesus Christ.
"To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives or children or the company of earthly friends are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but the scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but the streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops; but God is…
The barren land of human brokenness, which has only ever yielded enough fruit for us to fight over, has been trumped completely by the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, the True Vine.
Let us not be deceived by the false sense of security that comes with mere religious activity.
They looked the stone over and marked it unusable, not valuable, replaceable and inadequate.
Thou who wast lifted up upon a cross
art ascended to highest heaven . . .
Whatever else we do as Christian leaders must stem from seeing Jesus first.
Jesus is not far-off, peering through a telescope. He is among the churches. And He is with us now.
Can you hear Jesus advocating for you before the throne?
He is the embodiment of love, and love never ends.
We should feel “at home” with people who share our faith but not our politics even more than we do with people who share our politics but not our faith.
If Christ hasn’t experienced the bitter taste of sin, how does he know the sweetness he must apply?
In his self-sacrifice, Jesus shows us the greatest expression of great love by laying down not only his life, but his reputation also.
God’s love for the world and desire to provide salvation is why God became man.
The healing of the deaf and the mute is just the beginning.
The only way God could speak a word of welcoming mercy to sinners like me and you is to speak a word of judgment to Christ in our place.
The fact that “Christ came to get us out of hell” isn’t a small thing, but is a truth so wondrous we’ll proclaim it for all eternity.
Not only was Jesus qualified to take the mantle of our suffering, he was willing. This drips with love from another land.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Word that perfectly communicates and reveals God to His people.
Jesus Christ has it all together as he goes to die for people who can’t ever seem to get it right.
Jesus is supremely radiant.
For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.—John 1:16
Not a bit of Christ is held back from those who trust him. He does not mete himself out according to measures of faith but according to the veracity of it. And for those with a weak faith, if it be true, he gives enough himself for all eternity. A weak faith may hinder us…
Just as Jesus is both all-powerful and all-compassionate, only Jesus can be all grace and all truth at the same time.