"We must be ready to give it all away when God asks us to."
"We must find our strength in God and God alone."
When we make decisions with our resources that are not eternity-focused, we build walls brick by brick that block our view of our community.
There are things in this world which are temporary and things which are eternal, and we often get them confused. We have a bias towards the temporary and a blindness to the eternal.
Hold onto Jesus and endure the mountains as we count the costs of discipleship.
"Because of God's redemptive love, we press on to the things we are called to, today, tomorrow, and the next day."
If you can't see or understand your own depravity, you will never see or understand God's love and grace for you.
"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."