Here are some of the thoughts and quotes I have been stewing on recently. I hope they provoke thoughtful reflection on your part as well.
- “The local church is the hope of the world. Its the God-ordained redemptive agency upon which the destiny of the entire world hangs.” Bill Hybels in Courageous Leadership
- “Once we give in to the idea that the gospel is only about a personal relationship with God and not about God’s redemptive plan to renew all things, we give ourselves permission to stop engaging the world around us.” Matt Chandler in The Explicit Gospel
- “God’s sorrow lies in our refusal to approach him when we have sinned and failed.” Brennan Manning in Abba’s Child
- “No amount of spiritual makeup can make us more presentable to God.” Brennan Manning in Abba’s Child
- “Prayer is essentially the longing of our hearts looking for love.” Brennan Manning in Abba’s Child