"Our proximity to Jesus is meaningless if we do not allow for transformation."
"God sends holy interruptions into our lives as a merciful reminder to humble ourselves."
Jesus call to 'repent or parish' is actually an example of his gentle grace extended to us.
The Kingdom allows for a new way of life, but also brings division to the world.
Jesus' future return should not create fear, but a faith that drive us further into mission.
The antithesis to worry and anxiety is to serve the Kingdom in mission.
"We are eternal beings. All that you've amassed in this life you cannot take with you; it will be divided amongst the living."
"Fear creates a kind of self-absorption. It doesn't disqualify you as a missionary, but it removes you from the office of missionary when you're given over to that kind of fear."
"Jesus calls out to us to ensure that our inner life is clean and that our outer life remains committed to loving and just actions."
"Only Jesus can open up our eyes and give us true sight."
"Life in the kingdom goes beyond personal holiness. We've been enlisted in a battle against the work of the devil."
"We pray for things that only the depths of love could bring us.
"Let the ministry you are doing be a constant expression of your intimacy with Jesus."
"Our response to the poor reveals the state of our inner life. Are we really connected to the heart of God?"
"When we genuinely ask Jesus what he wants for us, are we ready to do whatever he says?"
"Our ambition has to be clothed with humility and a willingness to sacrifice."
"When God speaks to us, it's always a promise...it's always a covenant."
"The transfiguration is a reminder Jesus is Lord, Messiah, more powerful than what's happening around us.
"We pick up our cross by picking up the mission of the kingdom."
"Jesus is the origin of every miracle, but we get to experience it passing through us."
"Jesus offers us power and authority in exchange for all our preparation and planning."
"What qualifies a person to do mission? An encounter with Jesus.
"Jesus reveals that the God of creation has a preference for those we've forgotten: the poor, the sick, and the destitute."
"In mission, in life there is more power in sleeping Jesus, then the greatest danger we face."
"Obtaining the knowledge of Jesus isn't the same as experiencing the relational intimacy of Jesus."
"There must be a cross before there can be a resurrection."
"We listen to the voice of God to live. It is submission and without it we die."
"We co-labor with the great farmer by scattering the word generously, never hoarding it or assessing the soil which he alone knows."
"All are called to mission, because all are filled by a missionary God."
"Our love for others is proportional to our understanding of God's grace towards us. More grace leads to greater love."