couple of quotes & a prayer

the people nobody wants
“Don’t go to start a church . . . go to serve a city. Serve them with love, and if you go after the people nobody wants, you’ll end up with the people everbody wants”.
Steve Sjogren, VCC Cincinnati, from the book The Externally Focused Church

The Good News:
“The ‘gospel’ is the good news that through Jesus, the Messiah, the power of God’s kingdom has entered history to renew the whole world. Through the Savior, God has established his reign. When we believe and rely on Jesus’ work and record (rather than ours) for our relationship to God, that kingdom power comes upon us and begins to work through us. We witness this radical new way of living by our renewed lives, beautiful community, social justice, and cultural transformation. The good news brings new life. The gospel motivates, guides, and empowers every aspect of our living and worship.” –Jim Belcher

“Jesus Christ, God’s promised rescuer and ruler lived our life, died our death and rose again in triumphant vindication as the first-fruits of the new creation to bring forgiven sinners together by the Holy Spirit to live under his gracious reign as His Kingdom people.” -Steve Timmis

Prayer of the Week
Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen
HT: Jesus Creed

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One response to “couple of quotes & a prayer

  • Chad

    Hey, I read “Deep Church” and thought it was very interesting. Thanks for the recommendation! I’m now reading “Hearing God” by your very close deep personal friend Dallas Willard.

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