Archive for November, 2011
Outside of Jesus, repentance is unto death. To repent is to deconstruct everything you have been living for. It is to deconstruct your basis of approval, so it should not surprise us that we don’t run toward repentance. However, in Jesus, to repent is unto life. It is exchanging basis of your self-righteousness (I’m a good person, successful, etc) that breads death for the righteousness of Jesus that breads life.
So how exactly do we repent? Most people are aware of their shortcomings, but they still see the way forward within themselves. So for most people it’s, “i’m sorry, I’ll … [Read the rest of this post]
I think the current generation is obsessed with finding God’s will, but treat its like it’s some mythological quest…almost like finding the ring in Mordor. So if you’re not careful and don’t follow the exact path, you’ll miss out. Therefore, we spend all this time trying to figure out the big great will of God for our life, but ignore the 100s if not thousands of smaller decisions we make not considering God’s will.
Knowing God’s will isn’t a quest or a discovery, but it’s happens through a renewed mind. Romans 12:2-3 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but … [Read the rest of this post]
I read the other day that the Millennial Generation (those born between 1980-2000) is the largest generation is US history edging out the Baby Boomers by 2.1 million. Your generation is getting ready to take center stage and will have the attention of both Washington and Wall Street.
Unlike your pessimistic predecessors (Generation X), you are optimistic about the future. You are relational. You are learners. You are hopeful, but you are looking less and less to Jesus. Just 31% of Millennials agree that Jesus is the only way (The Millenials, Rainer, page 22) and even less (13%) consider spirituality … [Read the rest of this post]
Acts 29 leader Josh Kouri spoke at Equipped For Mission, the Newfrontiers USA Leaders conference, in October. At the conference, he led a seminar about creating a supernatural culture in the church. It was great to hear a lot of their experience of preaching the gospel and seeing the supernatural accompany their preaching. I got a few minutes to sit down with him at the conference to hear a bit more about creating a supernatural culture.
Josh Kouri Interview from Jubilee Church on Vimeo.… [Read the rest of this post]