Typically for both good and bad reasons. Good reason: for the glory of Jesus, especially with pre-believers. Bad reason: so I can feel better about myself, have some righteousness/performance of my own. –ShepherdDave, unsatisfied with himself for the wrong reason, needing prayer for fresh conviction of sin, so he’ll be momentarily transformed into DumbSheepDave, who […]
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We believers like to think it’s the world’s fault, not our own fault. If Jesus were making a wow difference in the lives of us believers, would the Bunny be replacing Jesus in such a widespread way? Would there be respect for a Jesus-centered holiday, if there was amazing humility and amazing love in believers, […]
Jesus was a friend of sinners and tax collectors, the nonreligious of His day. If we really are followers of Jesus, why don’t we hang out with and enjoy the nonreligious, instead of spending so much time with fellow believers? –WeakDave, trying to promote authentic, vulnerable friendships with pre-believers — more nonChristian fellowship and less […]
I have many pre-believing friends, that I hang out with, but no one’s asking me yet, about how they can know Jesus like I do. None of them appear to be seekers, most are turned-off, some antagonistic, some atheist, but they all know what Jesus does for me, they enjoy me, and they feel my […]
Politicians, bigots, the sanctimonious, lovers of big government, abusers of the poor, corrupt executives, mainstream journalists, child molesters, drug dealers, murders, criminals, gangsters, deceivers in high places, mobsters, terrorists, abusers of power, elderly abusers, child abusers, women abusers, animal abusers, environmental abusers, litterbugs, texting drivers, oblivious drivers, loud cell-phone talkers. To name a few. When […]
who leads people to external religious observance, but who does not change them on the inside, into being amazingly humble and amazingly loving and amazingly joyful and amazingly peaceful? Who would be the first to throw a stone at those outside the Church, who laugh at us who claim to follow Jesus, because they see […]
and credit God for the good ones? This produces fear and instability in believers, in my experience. Is God sovereign over everything, or not? We give Satan waaay too much credit/power/glory, by attributing hardship, adversity, suffering, to him. The problem is never with our circumstances, but always with the way Satan tempts us to view our circumstances: fearfully, as though there […]
Here’s what she wrote to her Pray-ers: “Dear Friends, I have the exciting opportunity to substitute in a k4 classroom this week. However, the classroom is very needy with lots of difficult kids. It is totally of Jesus how this all came up. Anyhoo, please pray for peace to come over this classroom as I’m […]
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