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.
When you plant a church you are thrusting a geographic stake in the ground and proclaiming those promises of Christ to be real and visible.
May Southern Baptists, as the tip of the kingdom spear, pierce deep into the darkness at the expense of our own lives to the glory of God. May we gaze unflinchingly deep into the eyes of culture. The sword was fashioned by giants before us. Now we wield, and when the kingdom of darkness presses in, our 45,000+ shield wall tethers to God’s word. That’s why I’m SBC…
Whether is was a lack of prayer or preparation, you need to own what was missing and fix that.
There are a lot of things that can be faked in ministry, a transformed life is not one of those.
God’s global glory is the beginning, middle, and end of the story. This is the WHY behind every WHAT.
Here’s the hard truth: You are not going to make it with an unengaged wife.
Here’s the other hard truth: You think you’ll be the exception.
Biblical saturation is a person that is soaked in accurate life motivating truths of scripture. Its not just knowing a lot of bible. There are a number of goofy Theologians that know a lot of bible.
Envisioning the future is an intuitive art that sees tomorrow based on today and yesterday. What happened (yesterday)? What’s happening (today)? What is likely to happen (tomorrow)?
For very good reasons, we’re all desperately trying to do what’s right in a situation that seems to cause the deepest of tensions.
At a feverish pace we drink wildly from the hose of our hurry up and go culture. We barrel headlong through a schedule that’s managing us, not even realizing that we are losing more than this day and that day, we are losing what makes us human. Regaining faithful patience is long overdue. Patience is…