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  • Michael shared from Three Free Sins: God's Not Mad at You by Steve Brown
    You can determine the “wolfness” of a Christian wolf by noticing how guilty, tired, and condemned you feel in his or her presence.
  • Michael shared from Three Free Sins: God's Not Mad at You by Steve Brown
    Wait, sin isn’t even the issue anymore, and that fact opens a door through which we can run to him without getting killed by a holy God.
  • Michael shared from Three Free Sins: God's Not Mad at You by Steve Brown
    Over the years, God has granted me the severe mercy of failure, pain, and an awareness of how I’m about as messed up as anybody I know.
  • Michael shared from Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli
    Jesus is not repelled by us, no matter how messy we are, regardless of how incomplete we are.
  • Michael shared from One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World by Tullian Tchividjian
    Make no mistake: over time, preachers who major on law and behavior rather than grace and faith will empty their pews and create refugees.
    Note: #onewaylove @pastortullian
  • Michael shared from Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian
    The theologian of the cross knows that the love of God creates precisely out of nothing. Therefore the sinner must be reduced to nothing in order to be saved.… [This] is the hope of the resurrection.
  • Michael shared from Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian
    Instead, the gospel is for those who have realized that they can’t carry the weight of the world on their shoulders. Only when God drives us to the end of ourselves do we begin to see life in the gospel.
  • Michael shared from Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian
    On a basic pastoral or relational level, a theology of the cross allows us to love and serve a suffering person independent of whether or not, or how fast, he is healing. We can walk with these people in their present pain, as opposed to impatiently focusing on their future health. God is right there, not somewhere else.
    Note: #GloriousRuin
  • Michael shared from Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian
    When the goal becomes conquering our sin instead of soaking in the conquest of our Savior, we actually begin to shrink spiritually.
    Note: #GloriousRuin #fb
  • Michael shared from Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free by Tullian Tchividjian
    In the church, one hallmark of a theology of glory is the unwillingness to acknowledge the reality of ongoing sin and lack of transformation in Christians. A sign that you are operating with a theology of glory is when your faith feels like a fight against these realities instead of a resource for accepting them.
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Michael Adams