"The Gospel is more than just a set of beliefs or moral teachings about peace and love. It’s radical, it’s transformative, it’s powerful, and it’s the only way to salvation, and it’s the only way to God the Father. Even just saying that statement is enough to get you fired in a lot of places today, to lose an election, to be chastised publicly, or boycotted. But we should not be afraid to proclaim Christ crucified as we are commanded because the world desperately needs to hear it."
"He’s saying that God saves us, not out of some internal sense of duty or obligation to us, but that God saves us because He finds delight in saving and redeeming sinful people like you and me. That it makes our Father glad to see His work in our hearts. To see His mercy and forgiveness towards us in His Son Jesus creating faith and trust where there once was none. That God takes joy in fixing our hearts on the only treasure that has the power to bring us true and lasting peace: Himself. So, fear not little flock, for your Father delights to give you the kingdom. Your Father delights to give you peace. Your Father delights to save you."
"Let us remember that as Christians we should be set apart from this world and not hinge our life on building richness on this earth but on the riches of the Kingdom of God."
"Being generous towards God means that our generosity reflects God’s generosity towards us. Our very lives are a gift from God. Creation is a gift from God. What do we have that we did not receive from God? Nothing. Jesus is saying here that success in life is measured by how well our generosity reflects the generosity of our Creator. And that’s a call for radical generosity that can only come from a radical trust in God."
"Loving Jesus, spending time with Jesus, being found in Jesus, thinking on Jesus will never disappoint. And because of Him, we have unhindered access to His Father and ours – to the mercy seat set between the cherubim at the top of the Old Covenant’s Ark – to the abundant mercy that is our God’s abiding characteristic."
"If you don’t know how to pray, are not comfortable with praying, you don’t know what to say: simply offering the Lord’s Prayer is enough because it covers everything that is necessary. We learn to pray by praying."
"To my brothers in the room: see with what dignity and respect the Lord Jesus imparts to the women in His life. His example is, if you are anything like me, convicting yet inspiring. He is our model for how to treat women: with equity, respect, and graciousness. Brothers, how do our hearts measure up? To my sisters: sit at the feet of Jesus. It is not only where you are allowed but where you belong – as a beloved daughter of Almighty God. Live into this world-changing reality with grateful hearts: that the Lord sees you as precious and equal in His sight."
"In the parable of the Good Samaritan Jesus tells us a story that is ultimately about Himself - an unexpected, misunderstood, and often unrecognized messiah."
"The most significant thing about each of us is not where we went to school, or how we vote, or what we possess, or what other people think of us. It is that the Lord Jesus Christ has graciously united our little lives to himself for the purpose of redeeming and sanctifying them."
“So friends, what is our work? Simply to go before Him, to show His love, His power, His grace, His desire to heal, and to redeem, and to deliver. To show those who do not know Him what the kingdom of God looks like.”