Hello friends. We are currently raising funds for my mother in law’s brain tumor surgery. We are needing 600k (Philippines pesos) for the operation and we have 400k already. We are asking for your generous help raise another 200k (equivalent to 4,000 US dollars) to complete the said amount. You can use my accounts at the end of this post.
Anyways, Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished, Authentic Ministry by Michael Reeves published by 10 Publishing. You can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.
“…for the leader to have strength of purpose, integrity, and the ability not to be driven (and burned out) by his ministry, he must maintain a solid grasp on the cross and so on his justification.”
“…fix your eyes on Christ, our beautiful and definitive leader. See how attractive is his humility, and resolve now, friends, to be humble, Christlike leaders.”
“Christ’s concern for the church—that she spread out, that she shine before the world like a crown of beauty—this is a passion that can capture the greatest heart and inspire the greatest mind. This is not a petty dream; this is the desire and delight of God’s own Son. It is his definitive passion and purpose; nothing else can top it.”
“Good theology allows for good discipleship; bad theology must yield bad discipleship. A theology that does not involve bodily (real, active) service of Christ will not be a theology of God’s Word, for if a theology remains merely “academic” in the sense of being “head in the clouds,” then it cannot be a true theology of the Word who became flesh.”
“If trials can be beneficial for all believers, they are invaluable for gospel ministers who must lead God’s people through suffering. We do this not just by our teaching, but by our lives; our lives enf l esh and prove our doctrine.”
“Delighting in God is therefore the root and happy secret behind growing in Christ, serving the church, and blessing the world.”
“…let us be clear: the life-breath of Christianity, of healthy churches, is not our talent, or even our hard work. It is prayer: active dependence upon God.”
“A culture of individual isolation and lone rangers is not a culture of the gospel.”
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