About Jorge Mendoza

follower of Christ, husband, father, seminarian, pastor

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  • Jorge shared from Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy Keller
    intelligent mysticism. That means an encounter with God that involves not only the affections of the heart but also the convictions of the mind. We are not called to choose between a Christian life based on truth and doctrine or a life filled with spiritual power and experience. They go together. I was not being called to leave behind my theology and launch out to look for “something more,” for experience. Rather, I was meant to ask the Holy Spirit to help me experience my theology.
    Note: John Murray/Tim Keller on Intelligent mysticism
  • Jorge shared from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
    [Jeremiah] was upbraided as a disturber of the peace, an enemy of the people, just like all those, throughout the ages until the present day, who have been possessed and seized by God, for whom God had become too strong . . .
    Note: What happens when God becomes to strong for us...
  • Jorge shared from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
    If it is I who determine where God is to be found, then I shall always find a God who corresponds to me in some way, who is obliging, who is connected with my own nature. But if God determines where he is to be found, then it will be in a place which is not immediately pleasing to my nature and which is not at all congenial to me. This place is the Cross of Christ. And whoever would find him must go to the foot of the Cross,
    Note: Bonhoeffer on "finding God"
  • Jorge shared from The Cross of Christ by John Stott
    To deny ourselves is to behave towards ourselves as Peter did towards Jesus when he denied him three times. The verb is the same (aparneomai). He disowned him, repudiated him, turned his back on him. Self-denial is not denying to ourselves luxuries such as chocolates, cakes, cigarettes and cocktails (though it may include this); it is actually denying or disowning ourselves, renouncing our supposed right to go our own way. ‘To deny oneself is...to turn away from the idolatry of self-centredness.’9
    Note: Stott on what Jesus means when he calls us to deny self
  • Jorge shared from Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas
    Jesus did not only communicate ideas and concepts and rules and principles for living. He lived. And by living with his disciples, he showed them what life was supposed to look like, what God had intended it to look like. It was not merely intellectual or merely spiritual. It was all these things together; it was something more. Bonhoeffer aimed to model the Christian life for his students. This led him to the idea that, to be a Christian, one must live with Christians.
    Note: On discipleship...
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Jorge Mendoza
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