Leadership, Reflections & Introspection, That'll Preach Sayings

Faulty Gospel

8 Jan , 2015   Gallery

Let’s stop this faulty Gospel of adding Jesus to our lives.. Scripture teaches that we must lose our life and then find it it in Jesus. He makes all things New. We can’t add new Wine (Jesus, Holy Spirit) to old Wineskins (Us, in our old state). We must prepare ourselves with the help of the Holy Spirit to become New Wineskins ready to accept Jesus!

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Leadership, That'll Preach Sayings, Worship & Prayer

Centrality of the Gospel…

19 Dec , 2014  

The centrality of the Gospel has always been and will always be Jesus.. we cannot forget this! #JesusFocused

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Reflections & Introspection, That'll Preach Sayings

Grace is Costly

24 Nov , 2014   Gallery

“Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner. Above all, it is costly because it cost God the life of his Son: ‘Ye were bought at a price’, and what has cost God much cannot be cheap for us. Above all, it is grace because God did not reckon his Son too dear a price to pay for our life, but delivered him up for us. Costly grace is the Incarnation of God.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer #Grace #CostlyGrace

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Leadership, That'll Preach Sayings

Jordan Sharrett on Regrets

9 Dec , 2013  

Our greatest regrets in life will be the moments we didn’t share the Gospel, that changed us

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This Jesus… That Messiah

12 Feb , 2013  

1-3 They took the road south through Amphipolis and Apollonia to Thessalonica, where there was a community of Jews. Paul went to their meeting place, as he usually did when he came to a town, and for three Sabbaths running he preached to them from the Scriptures. He opened up the texts so they understood what they’d been reading all their lives: that the Messiah absolutely had to be put to death and raised from the dead—there were no other options—and that “THIS JESUS I’M INTRODUCING YOU TO IS THAT MESSIAH!” ~ Acts 17:1-3 MSG

Let me start by saying that I absolutely love this scripture. To me, these verses mark us as Christians and more specifically, the one’s who are pastors, church leaders and preachers of the Gospel. Here you have a man, a minister of the Gospel, the Apostle Paul who shows up to the Thessalonica community he visits frequently and begins to preach and teach the Biblical Scriptures that they knew. Spending 3 weeks at a time with them (speaking of a process), he taught them deeply about the Scriptures/Prophecies of a Messiah [savior king] dying and being raised to life in glory. The crescendo of the text comes to an emotional plea as Paul simply says, “This Jesus (who I’m teaching about) is that Messiah”

As I evaluate the current state of youth & young adults and talk with ministry friends all over the nation… I’m constantly finding myself praying for our generation of young leader that we are in dire need to simply give them JESUS. That in light of 2 Corinthians 4:5 we would preach nothing else but Jesus. The Jesus we preach is that Messiah… He simply is. He saves, he revives and he replenishes those who have been lost, dead and dry. That as pastors and preachers, we won’t sugar-coat the Gospel. That the scandalous Cross is preached and we fall nothing short of proclaiming Jesus as the one true Messiah. 

In the day and time we live in where we up at arms about the fizzled/flawed economy, a divided government & nation, and social justice being at an all time high… We still consider the message of Jesus. We must not fall short in preaching Jesus as the true living Messiah that vindicates his Bride as we advance the kingdom of God. The World is desperately looking for a savior and King… And his name is JESUS! We as Christians MUST show and introduce them in love to This Jesus… For he is That Messiah. 

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