A Disciple is Somebody Who Hears God’s Voice and Obeys What He Says

I’m doing a series of posts on sentences that have changed my life (click to read the others). Here’s the last one (for now): A disciple is somebody who hears God’s voice and obeys what he says. I heard this sentence a few months back at a small gathering related to church planting at Northwood […]

You’re Never as Good as You Think and You’re Never as Bad as You Think

I’m doing a series of posts on sentences that have changed my life (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4). Here’s another: You’re never as good as you think and you’re never as bad as you think. This sentence may strike you as odd, especially in light of the last one (“I am far more sinful and […]

I am Far More Sinful and Wicked Than I Ever Dared Believe and Far More Loved and Accepted in Christ Than I Ever Dared Hope

I’m doing a series of posts on sentences that have changed my life (part 1, part 2, part 3) Here’s another: I am far more sinful and wicked than I ever dared believe and far more loved and accepted in Christ than I ever dared hope. I first heard this influential phrase from Tim Keller, […]

Preaching is the Hostile Takeover of the Heart

I’m doing a series of posts on the sentences that have changed my life (part 1, part 2). Here’s another: Preaching is the hostile takeover of the heart by the Spirit of God through the Word of God. I’ve been in lots of conversations with young leaders and aspiring preachers who have asked, “What is […]

The Gospel is Not Just the ABC’s but the A-to-Z of the Christian life.

Over a series of posts, I’m writing about the sentences that have changed my life (part 1). Here’s the second: The gospel is not just the ABC’s but the A-to-Z of the Christian life. I’m not exactly sure who first coined this sentence — my guess would be either Dick Kauffman or Tim Keller — but […]

God is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him

There are a number of sentences that have changed and shaped my life. Over the next few posts, I’m going to share them. Here’s the first: God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. This sentence was coined by John Piper as a statement to summarize his life philosophy, Christian […]