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  • Albert shared from Leviticus, Numbers (The NIV Application Commentary) by Roy Gane
    A pastor moved to a new church. Right up front he announced to the members his desire to take the gospel to the three surrounding counties. This meant that he would need to delegate a number of responsibilities, such as visiting. The members were delighted that they had a pastor who was on fire for the Lord and expressed willingness to take over some tasks in order to free him up for wider service. But the first time a member was sick in the hospital and the pastor himself did not personally show up, he was in the “doghouse.”
    Note: "Pastor" - usually defined by lay leaders as someone THEY pay to live THEIR responsibility :(
  • Albert shared from Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church by Scot McKnight
    Kingdom Christology is incarnational, and, since Christology shapes kingdom, kingdom mission is incarnational. We are to learn to avoid using the word “incarnation” cheaply. God alone is incarnate in Jesus Christ. God becomes what we are. We cannot become what others are in the way God did. God ontologically enters into our condition so that he is completely identified with us. We mimic the incarnation when we enter into the conditions of others in order to mediate redemption so that they can enter into the conditions of the kingdom. Our “incarnation” is the human attempt to go where God...
    Note: Understanding the intention & force of what "incarnational" means.
  • Albert shared from Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church by Scot McKnight
    scholars have made the kingdom so theoretical and abstract, peppered at times with French and German terms, that church people cry out for clarity. To say, as they often do, that the kingdom is “eschatological existence” or “living between the times” or “dwelling in the tension between the now and the not yet”—frankly, that might work in some lecture hall, but when it comes to kingdom mission or to kingdom work, we want to know what kingdom looks like in ministry. What is kingdom mission? Is it worship? Social activism? Evangelism? Family life? Culture making? What is it in the concrete...
    Note: Too many Christians like "blowing bubbles" instead of communicating clearly. Instead of impressing everyone with yourself, try talking plainly and directly.
  • Albert shared from Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon by Bryan Chapell
    Preachers minister with greater zeal, confidence, and freedom when they realize that God has taken from their backs the monkey of spiritual manipulation.
    Note: Freedom not to manipulate, cajole or otherwise be a dolt ;)
  • Albert shared from Luke: The NIV Application Commentary from Biblical Text to Contemporary Life by Darrell L. Bock
    To teach that God loves sinners means evidencing that compassion in the ability to meet human needs.
    Note: Christian living 101 #fb