Why are we so driven by the one we missed?
We serve a real King, on a real throne, exercising a real authority over a real world in real time.
Over one million Jews died at the destruction of Jerusalem — another 97,000 were carried away as slaves! Yet not one Christian lay slain in the streets. Why?
Actual legalism is a working for righteousness, while the necessary pain of obedience is a working toward righteousness
You want to charge Hell with a squirt gun? I’m there, but I’m not going to run past those faithfully soaking the city with high caliber firehouses. That’s simply absurd!
The arrogant say to the arrogant, “You’ve offended me.” The humble say to the arrogant, “We’ve offended God.”
If those who are designed to be confessional in life begin to be supressional in life, Christianity becomes absent from the world they were designed to occupy…
“Have you ever heard of John Piper?”
Allow them to go to the nations, but pay close attention nephew, you must never allow them to realize that the nations have come to them. What tragedy for us if you do.
Churches that submit to the authority of God are enabled to display authority to and in the world.
I wish I had the answers to all of this and the many stories I’ve heard and realities I’ve experienced since I’ve been in missions and church planting here in Minnesota. I don’t, but here are a few things I’ve learned:
In 1000 years, when Islam bellows from the ashes, what it will lament most is ever setting foot on gospel saturated North American soil. Let them come. BY JOSHUA WHETSTINE – NORTH AMERICAN MISSION BOARD CITY MISSIONARY FOR MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL.