Lent 2019 Reflections
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I’m so excited to share this journey with you, and I hope that you’re going to share it with your friends and your family—and if you . . .
As Christians, we’re called to act in the world. We're not called just to be spectators in this life. We're called to take action . . .
I want you to cast your mind back for a moment to the time in your life when you were happiest. That time when you were . . .
You can't solve spiritual problems with worldly solutions. You and I, our quest for happiness—it's a spiritual problem. It's a spiritual challenge . . .
The tragedy of our current culture is that most people haven't been exposed to the beauty of Christianity . . .
The first Gospel reading of Lent each year is always the same one. Jesus is led by the Holy Spirit into the desert for forty days . . .
Christianity? It's about progress . . . not perfection. Being an authentic Christian isn't about being perfectly like Jesus. It's about striving every day . . .
I've written a lot of books now, and I've never had more conversation about the title of a book than I have with The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity . . .
So if the biggest lie in the history of Christianity is that holiness is not possible for me, and that so many of us have accepted that lie . . .
Do we want to put truth on a throne in our lives when it's convenient, and throw truth in the closet when it's inconvenient?
There are, of course, many lies about Christianity. The biggest lie in the history of Christianity might be that lie we tell ourselves that . . .
Have you been out there creating Holy Moments? They bring great joy to our lives. That's what happens when we collaborate with God . . .
Andrew understood we all serve an audience of one, and Andrew was good with that. In fact, he went on to give his life preaching the Gospel . . .
So what is the biggest lie in the history of Christianity? The biggest lie in the history of Christianity is that holiness is not possible for me . . .
How available are you to God at this time in your life? Are you 20 percent available? Fifty percent available?
We live in a pretty confused culture, and I think as a result of that, I get some very interesting questions . . .
God and his grace is the fuel that allows us to bring encouragement to the world, to bring Holy Moments into other people's lives . . .
I would argue that, if we as Christians don't change the world, it’s not gonna happen. I would argue there's no group of people in the world in a better position to change the world . . .
The beautiful thing about Holy Moments is, we can we can grow where we're planted. We can bloom where we're planted . . .
Where do you need to turn around? What part of your life do you need to start a new direction in? Because now is your time to bear fruit . . .
God asks us to do little things here and little things there, and then he asks us to do something that's a little bit bigger . . .
Let's let that be our prayer: that we never forget that holiness is possible, and that we never lose sight that every day, every situation . . .
While everyone knows that the world needs changing, and everyone knows that the world's a bit of a mess . . .
Secularism and hedonism and materialism are becoming so powerful in our culture that they've essentially pushed Christianity towards the fringes . . .
It was a pretty dark Friday. Everyone had written Jesus off. He's carrying that cross through the streets of Jerusalem and people are kicking him and spitting on him . . .
If we're trying to solve spiritual problems with worldly solutions, we're always going to fail. And so again, we find ourselves in that place . . .
None of us really deserve to be welcomed home, but it's not about us. It's all about him—the father, who sees from a distance, who runs to us, embraces us . . .
One of the things I love about our faith is that it puts everything in context. Not some things, not most things, but everything . . .
When somebody actually lives the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it is phenomenally attractive to all men and women . . .
What do you want? We all want something—and it changes. It changes often, changes quickly, and usually we want more than one thing . . .
We've been talking about Holy Moments and creating more Holy Moments today than yesterday—or creating more Holy Moments this week . . .
If you went to visit your doctor today, and he just sat you down, didn't say a word to you, and then shoved an injection in your arm, how would you feel . . .
Sometimes at church on Sunday, I'll look around and I'll think to myself, “Wonder what's on people's minds . . .
Just imagine if we didn't have this story. Wow! I’m so glad it's in the Scriptures. It focuses us on a word that we see in other people but we rarely see in ourselves . . .
One thing I wish I knew more about was Jesus' humanity. In the Gospels, we learn a lot about his divinity but not anywhere near as much about his humanity . . .
As Christians, as Church, we don't have a great reputation at this time in history for serving people's human needs . . .
We live in a time where people are more and more obsessed with how they look, and how they're perceived, and what their reputation is . . .
One of the most powerful Holy Moments is also one of the most difficult Holy Moments. And one of the most powerful types of Holy Moments is forgiveness . . .
Do you like your life? It's one of those sort of basic questions we don’t really think about that often. It's an easy question never to think about. . . .
Part of the genius of God's vision for us creating Holy Moments is that, when we create Holy Moments, we differentiate ourselves as believers. When we create Holy Moments, we . . .
So as Holy Week begins, as Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey, as your Lent moves towards its climax, it’s a good time to look inside yourself . . .
One of the principles that is at the heart of Jesus's plan or vision for Christianity is spiritual multiplication. Jesus, he invested most of his time during his public life on twelve people . . .
We all have a dirty little secret. But the dirty little secret of Christianity, the dirty little secret of most of our church communities, the dirty little secret of most Christians . . .
God’s ways have taken me by surprise many times, but something that really stands out is remembering one day when His love reached me . . .
When we really decide to walk with God, when we really decide to become disciples of Jesus, when we really decide to allow God to transform us and transform our lives there's always . . .
In our world today, there seems to be this obsession with data, and a particular obsession with personal data. So, we get a lot of surveys. You take a flight or you . . .
One of the things I've been encouraging people to do for many, many years now is to take a little journal to church with them on Sunday and just to . . .
Imagine what it feels like to win the Super Bowl, or to win a gold medal at the Olympics, or to win the Masters, or the US Open, or Wimbledon, or any of these great events that . . .