These days the church has a problem with everything cause it is not biblical but let me tell you something, if Jesus was here right now preaching the Word….the church would have a problem with Him too
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
- Eleanor Roosevelt, This is My Story (via dissapolnted)
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"Do not mock a pain that you haven’t endured."
- Unknown (via rocknrollbabydoll)
"My relationship with God is more valuable than any of the temporary pleasures that this world has to offer."
-Nathan Punzalan (via exzephtional)
"The wait itself is a gift of grace. You see, waiting is not only about what you will receive at the end of the wait. Waiting is about what you will become as you wait…Waiting means surrendering your glory. Waiting means submitting to his glory. Waiting means understanding that you were given life and breath for the glory of another. Waiting gives you opportunity to forsake the delusion of your own glory and rest in the God of awesome glory. Only when you do that will you find what you seek, and what you were meant to have: lasting identity, meaning, purpose, and peace in Christ. In this way waiting is is much more than a burden for you to bear; it is a precious gift for you to receive with joy."
- Paul Tripp (via littlethingsaboutgod)
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Because we are starting to redefine Christianity. We are giving in to the dangerous temptation to take the Jesus of the Bible and twist him into a version of Jesus we are more comfortable with. A nice, middle class, American Jesus. A Jesus who doesn’t mind materialism and who would never call us to give away everything we have. A Jesus who would not expect us to forsake our closest relationships so that he receives all our affection. A Jesus who is fine with nominal devotion that does not infringe on our comforts, because, after all, he loves us just the way we are. A Jesus who wants us to be balanced, who wants us to avoid dangerous extremes, and who, for that matter, wants us to avoid danger altogether. A Jesus who brings us comfort and prosperity as we live out our Christian spin on the American dream.
David Platt (Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream)
"We are molding Jesus into our image. He is beginning to look a lot like us because, after all, that is whom we are most comfortable with. And the danger now is that when we gather in our church buildings to sing and lift up our hands in worship, we may not actually be worshiping the Jesus of the Bible. instead we may be worshiping ourselves."
- David Platt (Radical-Taking Back Your Faith From The American Dream….
"I could not help but think that somewhere along the way we had missed what is radical about our faith and replaced it with what is comfortable. We were settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves."
- David Platt (The Radical