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  • DAWN shared from The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out by Brennan Manning
    Something is radically wrong when the local church rejects a person accepted by Jesus—when a harsh, judgmental, and unforgiving sentence is passed on homosexuals; when a divorcée is denied communion; when the child of a prostitute is refused baptism; when an unlaicized priest is forbidden the sacraments. Jesus comes to the ungodly, even on Sunday morning. His coming ends ungodliness and makes us worthy. Otherwise, we are establishing at the heart of Christianity an utterly ungodly and unworthy preoccupation with works.
  • DAWN shared from Let God Change Your Life: How to Know and Follow Jesus by Greg Laurie
    The Seven Principles of Effective Evangelism Principle 1: Effective Evangelism Begins with a Burden. Principle 2: Effective Evangelists Need to Know Their Audience. Principle 3: Effective Evangelism Must Be Culturally Relevant. Principle 4: Effective Evangelism Must Be Biblical. Principle 5: Effective Evangelism Focuses on Jesus. Principle 6: Effective Evangelism Presents the Whole Gospel. Principle 7: Effective Evangelism Leaves the Results to God.
  • DAWN shared from Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore
    We long to find someone who has been where we’ve been, who shares our fragile places, who sees our sunsets with the same shades of blue.
  • DAWN shared from Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress by Lysa TerKeurst
    We live in a broken world full of broken people. But isn’t it comforting to know God is never broken? He isn’t ever caught off guard, taken by surprise, or shocked by what happens next. He can take our worst and add His best. We just have to make the choice to stay with Him and keep following Him through it all.
  • DAWN shared from Let God Change Your Life: How to Know and Follow Jesus by Greg Laurie
    “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Ps. 119:11 NLT). Although it is good to carry a Bible in your briefcase, backpack, or purse, by far the best place to carry God’s Word is in your heart.
  • DAWN shared from The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living by Lacey Sturm
    The reason we wanted a label that would market us to radio that had no regard for Jesus at all, and the reason we wanted to tour with bands who were atheistic and blasphemous in their lyrics, was because that’s where I would find a hopeless girl like myself looking for her real purpose—someone like my sixteen-year-old self who had tremendous pain in her heart and was overwhelmingly tired of living the life she was living. I wanted with all my heart to go to those places that are an eerie foreshadow of hell—and pull people out.
  • DAWN shared from Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul by Jennie Allen
    And I belittle the God of the universe by worrying as if he is not really in control.
  • DAWN shared from Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress by Lysa TerKeurst
    What makes a woman tender also reveals her vulnerabilities. What makes a woman transparent also exposes her wounds. What makes a woman authentic also uncovers her insecurities. And there isn’t a woman alive who likes being revealed, exposed, and uncovered.
  • DAWN shared from Unglued Devotional: 60 Days of Imperfect Progress by Lysa TerKeurst
    People aren’t thinking about us and assessing us nearly as much as we think they are. Honestly, they don’t have time. Because they are probably spending too much time thinking about and assessing themselves.
  • DAWN shared from Not a Fan: Becoming a Completely Committed Follower of Jesus by Kyle Idleman
    Have you noticed that when we compare ourselves to others as a way to measure our relationship with Christ we almost always put ourselves up against those who are spiritually anemic?
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