I am not the rescuer — He is.

This is taken from Rico Tice’s book, Honest Evangelism: how to talk about Jesus even when it’s tough. He writes, Mark 8 v 14 is Jesus’ description of what it will mean to follow him. It is on that no public relations expert or marketing department would ever come up with: ‘Whoever wants to by my…

Keep your mouth shut, when you used to blurt out a reaction.

David Powlison in Good and Angry: Redeeming Anger, Irritation, Complaining, and Bitterness, gives the following examples that I found helpful regarding the “good fruit” of wisdom. Keep your mouth shut, when you used to blurt out a reaction. Listen, when you used to be busy crafting a comeback. Speak up courageously, when you used to get intimidated. Embed any specific…

Peaceable people are teachable and kind. Is this you?

Peaceable people lay aside warlike traits: defensiveness, aggression, criticism, self-justification, scoring points, touchiness to offenses. These moral weeds — the ‘filthiness and rampant wickedess’ that comes from the anger of man (James 1:20-21) — get plucked up by the roots and begin to wilt. Sweet fruit begins to grow as the Word of God and…

Are you a peaceable person?

Peaceable people lay aside warlike traits: defensiveness, aggression, criticism, self-justification, scoring points, touchiness to offenses. These moral weeds — the ‘filthiness and rampant wickedess’ that comes from the anger of man (James 1:20-21) — get plucked up by the roots and begin to wilt. Sweet fruit begins to grow as the Word of God and…

Jesus will never lie to you

It is very important that you get your self-image from Jesus. He will never lie to you, and he will always love you. Don’t ask your enemy to tell you the truth about yourself…Don’t even ask someone who loves you and see you through the eyes of love. Instead, go to Jesus and ask him.…