For all those who claim that Pastors are not genuine fathers, take a look into this resource. Fellas remember, you will give account on what you do with your shepherding. Be honored to be called 'pastor' within your home and do right by it. download Mark Driscoll's Pastor Dad at http://relit.org/pastordad/ enjoy!
Monday, October 5, 2009
Be mindful that you are a thread. This was driven home in my heart this weekend as I was in Denver CO, chillin with missionary appointees. Meeting over 100 commissioned missionaries all around the US and Canada. Sweet. The thread was Jesus, and the common mission was to make Jesus famous. We live in a culture that wants fame for itself, and it made me even more mindful of one of the coolest church planters song about the paradox of the gospel mission and it's threads in the song called, "Everything is Backwards" by Michael Clary. Take a listen and if you are part of the royal priesthood, welcome to the thread of mission in your time.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
"We are built for the valley, for the ordinary stuff we are in, and that is where we have to prove our mettle," Oswald Chambers. Do you crave to be on the mountain with God? When you have been on the mount, do you wish that is where you could stay? In reflecting upon todays entry from Oswald Chambers, I find myself disappointed when my mountain tops with God are not like the valley below. However, we who have been saved by God's grace are brought to the valley to be the light on the mountain. That light is Christ and the valley is our context. God gives us times of exaltation, but places us in the midst of His mission in the valley. To be holy in the valley of life is to be useful for God's glory and our character in God. May you not wish to be always on the mountain where God would seem closest, but may you and I seek GodN in Christ in the daily valleys of our faith. This will make much of Jesus and give opportunity to bring light into darkness. The moments on mountain tops are rare, but valley living is common. Bring that rare relationship to the common culture of the valley.