big words: big impact

By |2013-01-26T21:31:50+00:00January 30th, 2013|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, writing|

There are endless markings and scribbles in my already worn copy of Dangerous Calling by Paul Tripp.* It's going to be a pastoral classic: with so much wisdom, understanding and challenge. The paragraph below is worth the entire book. I urge you to read it slowly:- It is only love for Christ that can defend the heart of the pastor against all the other loves that have the potential to kidnap his ministry. It is only worship of Christ that has the power to protect him from all the seductive idols of ministry that will whisper in his ear. It [...]

the simplicity of Christ, alone….

By |2012-11-11T15:07:50+00:00November 11th, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

Pauls words.... "I am afraid that ..........your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ." 2 Corinthians 11:3 The main thing about following Jesus is to see that the main thing remains the main thing. That is what Paul is saying. The main thing is simple, uncluttered commitment to Christ. I have noticed over a few years of observation that when faith becomes complicated, it is always a sign that it is drifting away from the reality of faith. The world around us is getting evermore complex, and it is because it is drifting farther [...]