I really appreciate people who will tell it to me straight. To speak the truth and not shrink back especially when it hurts or is uncomfortable. And if they can say it gracefully, my admiration skyrockets. That's why these two guys are some of my favorite never met people, David Plat and Francis Chan. They are willing to say things for the glory of God that are super hard to hear. That takes guts... well, I guess a massive love for Jesus and courage are better words to describe them.
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10/16/2014 11:02:15 pm
Oh! Love this - we're just finishing David Platt's, "Follow Me" and moving onto "Radical" at our church's Sunday morning discussion group - YES! What a burning truth this is and I'm so ignited to see these two pastors providing leadership in the business of making disciples. The church has been starving for this after the popular seeker friendly feel good brand of Christianity we've known the past 20 years. Wake us up, Lord!
10/23/2014 06:06:27 am
Radical is soooo good! I just love how he says hard things and calls people to live for Jesus and His mission with everything. Havent read follow me yet, but it's on the shelf. :)
10/17/2014 12:33:10 am
I believe it is our duty to be disciples for Christ, just as the early disciples of the church were called to do by Jesus. Otherwise the message is not taken throughout the world. If we cannot speak boldly, or speak the Truth with grace to everyone, His message will be lost or fall on deaf ears. The Holy Spirit will equip us if we prayerfully ask for this skill. Thank you for this link up.
10/23/2014 06:07:18 am
yes yes yes. What a privilege though scary.
10/17/2014 12:10:14 pm
Both of these men are courageous wise hearted men.
10/23/2014 06:08:31 am
Yes! And often among our competitive, comparing culture it probably could be easy for them to compare themselves rather than partner. Grateful for their example.
10/23/2014 06:10:50 am
Oh my goodness April, what a sweet thing to say. Thank you! And 4 boys... just wow. I have 3 and sanity is not really reality these days. haha. You're doing great!!!
10/23/2014 06:36:50 am
Oh Dawn, thanks for the comment. I'm glad to have it... it's been 142 weeks. Crazy! I can't wait to hear/see how the Lord leads you. Let me know if you do start a link up so we can link to it.
10/18/2014 06:56:31 pm
They are also two of my favorite never met people :)! I agree that if Christians have no desire to reach out to the lost and to make disciples, there's something wrong. Jesus came to seek and to save. It's God's heart. Transformed believers take the Great Commission seriously. I once wrote a post titled, "Have We Committed a Crime?" which addressed this same issue. If you're interested, you can read it at http://bornagainandblessed.blogspot.com/2009/10/have-we-committed-crime.html .
10/23/2014 06:37:45 am
Thanks! I look forward to reading it. :)
10/23/2014 06:43:20 am
The link isn't working. Is there another?
10/21/2014 02:11:05 am
Yes, I respect and appreciate people with these qualities, too. Thank you for linking up with Unforced Rhythms.
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