June 24, 2015
Reconciliation. Justice. Beauty. Wholeness. We’re sent to alert others to God’s reign by word and by deed. And the more you journal this stuff the more you’ll find yourself living it out and identifying yourself as a sent one.
June 18, 2015
There’s a big difference between being left behind and being sent.
Sometimes we wonder why God hasn’t rid the world of sickness, death, pain, suffering, evil, and sin. His word tells us we’re destined for heaven, but we feel like we’ve been left behind in the meantime to wait, struggle, suffer, and gut it out. But scripture gives us a simple, clear reason why God is patient and waits to complete His ultimate victory over sin, death, and all the of resulting pain of life. His mission is not yet done. And we've been sent, not merely left behind....Read More
June 3, 2015
God is a missionary God, seeking the lost sheep, lost coin, and lost son (Luke 15). To not care about the lost and to refuse to follow Him into the world is disobedient and dishonoring. But to pursue lost people and engage a sinful world without focusing on learning Christ and listening to the Spirit is reckless and dangerous. And the result will be equally dishonoring. So let’s talk about how to do the other L in BELLS: listening to the Spirit....Read More