Let’s live up to the high prize of our calling in Jesus!
Intentional Christianity is a reordering of our life around the mission of Christ. It has little to do about buildings and programs and much to do about the Kingdom. It is a selfless way to live; a simpler way to live.
So much of modern Christianity is about what Abba can do for us. We laud the fact that Jesus paid the price for the good life, but we fail to see that the victory won is for the simple purpose of showing Jesus to those who do not know Him.
It’s simple. Jesus came to save sinners.
1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
We have become so accustomed to the “What can Jesus do for me Gospel?” that we have forgotten the original plan and purpose for Jesus’ timely appearance in the Earth.
He came to save the lost, to set the captive free, to restore sight to the blind, to boldly proclaim the Jubilee Year of the Lord. He came for me. He came for you. He came because He loved the World. (more…)
Proverbs 18:21 tells us that death and life, blessing and cursing, are in the power of our tongue. It’s simple. You can have what you say. God has given man an ability to speak and with that ability comes great power and consequence. Jesus even stated that one day believers will be judged for every idle word that proceeds out of their mouths (Matthew 12:36). (more…)
Dave Roever stopped in the middle of his message and said, I don’t know who this is for, but if it isn’t worth dying for then it’s not worth living for.” I knew who it was for. It was for me.
Earlier that morning during worship, I had knelt and told the Lord, “This isn’t worth dying for.” Let me explain. (more…)
I am facing some pretty daunting decisions in my personal walk with the Lord. It’s a time of transition from where I was into what Abba has for me.
So many questions run through my mind. Should I do this? Should I do that? How will Abba accomplish this? What’s my first step? Am I hearing correctly? (more…)
A thought occurred to me today. What if we lived a simple life in Jesus? By simple I mean what if we lived life on mission?
I believe that Jesus’ entire earthly ministry was summed up in these words from Acts 10:38. The king of the Universe went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed of the devil. (more…)