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  • JR. shared from The Explicit Gospel (Re:Lit) by Matt Chandler
    The work of God in the cross of Christ strikes us as awe-inspiring only after we have first been awed by the glory of God.
    Note: This is not how the NT talks about the cross. It REVEALS God's glory. Not vice versa.
  • JR. shared from The Explicit Gospel (Re:Lit) by Matt Chandler
    The work of God in the cross of Christ strikes us as awe-inspiring only after we have first been awed by the glory of God.
    Note: This is not how the NT talks about the cross. It REVEALS God's glory. Not vice versa.
  • JR. shared from Man Made: In Which a Dad Learns to Be a Man for His Son by Joel Stein
    Our culture celebrates the other half of masculinity, the fiery destructive half, where you brag, threaten, and fight. I want to stay on the other side, even if being controlled, thoughtful, competent, and good at math doesn’t attract women.
    Note: A better kind of manliness?
  • JR. shared from Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters by Thomas H. McCall
    God's passion for his own glory is not ultimately self-centered; it is his desire for us to benefit from it and to come into the joy and shalom and communion of God's own life of triune holy love.
    Note: God's desire for glory is not selfish.
  • JR. shared from Drop Dead Healthy: One Man's Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection by A. J. Jacobs
    At the start of my project, I considered a triathlon but dismissed it. I’d even watched a few YouTube videos on triathlons, including one that purported to be a motivational video. It featured stumbling runners collapsing on the road and convulsing. There was a woman on a stretcher. With an IV in her arm. That kind of motivation does not work on me. When I watch Saw III, I don’t say to myself, “Hey, I really want to be chained up in a sociopath’s basement.” Same idea.
    Note: I'm with A.J. Triathalons are a bad idea.
  • JR. shared from Letters to a Future Church: Words of Encouragement and Prophetic Appeals by Chris Lewis
    It is hard for the world to be convinced of resurrection when we Christians live in fear of death and are infatuated with security.
    Note: Do we love security more than Jesus?
  • JR. shared from Letters to a Future Church: Words of Encouragement and Prophetic Appeals by Chris Lewis
    God is also just. This may be one of those character qualities we are guilty of losing sight of, this idea that God is just, that he will never let guilt go unpunished, that he can never let sin go unpunished. It isn't in his character to do so.
    Note: Define God as Just rather than Love, u miss the Gospel. Justice flows from Love not vice versa.
  • JR. shared from Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N. T. Wright
    Jesus has all kinds of projects up his sleeve and is simply waiting for faithful people to say their prayers, to read the signs of the times, and to get busy.
    Note: Jesus is waiting on you. What are you waiting for?
  • JR. shared from Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N. T. Wright
    The work of the kingdom, in fact, is summed up pretty well in those Beatitudes. When God wants to change the world, he doesn’t send in the tanks. He sends in the meek, the mourners, those who are hungry and thirsty for God’s justice, the peacemakers, and so on. Just as God’s whole style, his chosen way of operating, reflects his generous love, sharing his rule with his human creatures, so the way in which those humans then have to behave if they are to be agents of Jesus’s lordship reflects in its turn the same sense of vulnerable, gentle, but powerful self-giving love.
    Note: How God rules the world
  • JR. shared from Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters by N. T. Wright
    It has to do with something deep within the very being of God, the same thing that led him to create a world that was other than himself. One name for this something is Love. Another is Trinity. Either way, deeply mysterious though it remains, we should recognize that when Jesus announced his intention to launch God’s kingdom at last, he did it in a way that involved and included other human beings. God works through Jesus; Jesus works through his followers. This is not accidental.
    Note: Why Love is the root of Trinity and our Salvation: