If We have Really Experienced the Gospel…

But if we have really experienced the gospel, then we’ll be asking God to use us in His mission.  We will say something like this: “Lord, let my life be a seed for others, like Yours was for me, planted into the ground.  Let my dreams die so that others might live.  Show me how to best invest my life for You and not for me.  As you have been tome, I want to be to others.”

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 148-149

That’s Kind of a Senseless Prayer

Our prayer should not be “God, if You make a special appeal for me to do something about the lostness of the world, I’ll do it.”  That’s kind of a senseless prayer, because He has already told us what He wants for the world.  Our prayer now should be that God  guide us to our specific role.  Whether we should be involved in the Great Commission is no longer the question.  How we should be involved is the question.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 148

Finding God’s Will?

People talk about “finding” God’s will.  It is not really “lost.”  His will is that lost people hear about Jesus and become saved.”

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 147

A Post In Memory of Mark D. Cooley

As an excursus to quotes posted nearly daily, I’d like to dedicate this post to a high school classmate of mine who passed from this life to the next on Saturday.  Mark’s funeral was today and it was an opportunity to see many old friends which was joyous.  Yet it was the recognition that all life has an end and it does not matter how you live the days you are given by our creator but rather if you truly know (believe, revere, acknowledge, trust) Christ as not only Lord but the only Savior of your very life.

We add nothing to our position before Christ, we stand bankrupt before Christ unless we have pledged ourselves to Christ and freely receive the redemption of our sin debt before God.  In the end, we will be found in the rags of a wretch that we are due to our sin or in the robes of righteousness due to the sinless perfection of Christ our Savior.  If you wish to know more, feel free to reach out to me.

Blessings….

A Case Why Faith in Jesus is Necessary

In Romans, Paul lays out a case why faith in Jesus is necessary for salvation, how people have to hear about Jesus in order to put faith in Him, and how we are the only ones they can hear it from.  In Romans 2:12, Paul explains even those people who haven’t heard about God must answer to Him, because God has revealed Himself sufficiently to them through their consciences and the splendor of the creation.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 145

Gospel Compulsion

The Gospel compels us to respond to others as Christ has responded to us.  That’s why we pray: “As you have been to me, so I will be to others.”

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 145

Soon We Will Give an Account

As a disciple of Jesus, what matters most is what I do with the wealth that the American Dream has afforded me.  Soon we will stand before King Jesus and we will give an account for what we did with what He placed in our hands.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 142