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  • mitch shared from Hebrew Word Study: A Hebrew Teacher's Search for the Heart of God by Chaim Bentorah
    God’s heart is easily broken. If we truly love Him, would we not want to protect his heart? We wish to reach our neighbor with the gospel message because we don’t want him to go to hell. But do we want to reach our neighbor because we know it will break the heart of the God we love if that person were to die lost?
  • mitch shared from The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
    Going to the source of action is a major part of what he has in mind by saying that one must “go beyond the goodness of scribes and Pharisees.” One must surpass humanly contrived religious respectability “if one is to mesh their life with the flow of the kingdom of the heavens” (5:20).
    Note: Matt 5:20
  • mitch shared from The Divine Conspiracy by Dallas Willard
    The Beatitudes are lists of human “lasts” who at the individualized touch of the heavens become divine
  • mitch shared from The Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential by N. T. Wright
    The Psalms thus transform what I have called our “worldview.” I use this term in a specific way that I have developed over the last twenty years. A “worldview” in this sense is like a pair of spectacles: it is what you look through, not what you look at. Worldviews, in this sense, are complex and consist of the swirling combination of stories, symbols, habitual praxis, and assumed answers to key questions (Who are we? Where are we? What’s wrong? What’s the solution? and What time is it?).
    Note: The value of the Psalms that has been lost-
  • mitch shared from Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot Mcknight
    Notice these words of Jesus: “A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
  • mitch shared from Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot Mcknight
    The goal of a disciple of Jesus is relationship, not perfection.
  • mitch shared from Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot Mcknight
    Time and time again Jesus chooses odd people to follow him, and then he holds them up as examples of what the kingdom is all
  • mitch shared from Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot Mcknight
    A spiritually formed person loves God by following Jesus and loving others. In addition, the spiritually formed person embraces the stories of others who love Jesus.
  • mitch shared from Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot Mcknight
    A spiritually formed person loves God by following Jesus and loving others. In addition, the spiritually formed person embraces the stories of others who love Jesus.
  • mitch shared from Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot Mcknight
    THE JESUS CREED “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” The second is this: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” There is no commandment greater than these.