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  • Michael shared from Gospel Wakefulness (Foreword by Ray Ortlund) by Jared C. Wilson
    Until God is your only hope, God will not be your only hope.
  • Michael shared from Gospel Wakefulness (Foreword by Ray Ortlund) by Jared C. Wilson
    Some signs you have not experienced gospel wakefulness: The gospel doesn’t interest you—or it does, but not as much as other religious subjects. You take nearly everything personally. You frequently worry about what other people think. You treat inconveniences like minor (or major) tragedies. You are impatient with people. In general, you have trouble seeing the fruit of the Spirit in your life (Gal. 5:22–23). The Word of God holds little interest. You have great difficulty forgiving. You are told frequently by a spouse, close friend, or other family members that you are too “clingy”...
    Note: These are insightful.
  • Michael shared from Gospel Wakefulness (Foreword by Ray Ortlund) by Jared C. Wilson
    If the measure of your perfection is the measure of your assurance, you will always be a timid, fearful Christian. But if your measure of assurance is the perfection of Jesus Christ, you are ripe for gospel wakefulness.
  • Michael shared from Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith by Scotty Smith
    November 10 A Prayer about Loving as the Dearly Loved And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Eph. 4:30–5:2) Merciful Father, mighty Holy Spirit, most compassionate Lord Jesus, I praise...
  • Michael shared from Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J.D. Greear
    Contrary to popular opinion, the Great Commission does not begin with “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.” The Great Commission begins with “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” (Matt. 28:18 NKJV). Before Jesus gives the Great Commission, He reminds the apostles that ultimately the Great Commission is His. He is the One with the ability to build the church, and He is the One who must do it through us. As Michael Horton says: “The Great Commission begins with the Great Announcement.”
  • Michael shared from Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J.D. Greear
    The gospel aims to shatter pride and independence from every angle. The gospel’s first work is to make us to sit in stunned awe at what God has done for us.
  • Michael shared from Everyday Prayers: 365 Days to a Gospel-Centered Faith by Scotty Smith
    You meet me in my weariness to refresh me as a loving Father, not reprimand me as a disgruntled coach. You meet me with the gospel, not a scorecard.
    Note: "You meet me with the gospel, not a scorecard."
  • Michael shared from Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J.D. Greear
    Spiritual disciplines only turn into legalism if you don’t really get the gospel. If you are thoroughly saturated in the gospel, however, you will practice spiritual disciplines correctly. Unfortunately, most Christians gravitate toward spiritual disciplines before they understand the gospel. The result is a cycle of pride and despair.
  • Michael shared from Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J.D. Greear
    That’s what being “gospel-centered” is really all about—not moving past the gospel, but continually going deeper into it. It’s about realizing that the gospel is the final answer to every issue and problem in life and about seeing the whole world through the lens of the cross.
  • Michael shared from Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary by J.D. Greear
    When God is not answering your prayers the way you’d like Him to, you need to press into the gospel. You need to anchor your soul in the compassion demonstrated at the cross and the power demonstrated at the resurrection.
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