Tuesday, December 08, 2009

I’ve never been more impressed with leaders who aren’t the least bit impressed with themselves…

So, this article delivered a hit today, like I-just-felt-that-in-my-stomach kind of hit.

It's a strange feeling when someone writes something that encapsulates an inner soul stirring, and articulates it better than you could. This is my inner struggle to pair the head-knowledge of the gospel with a passionate delight in that same reality – with a love for the music.

"Gospel astonishment versus theological cockiness
I learned the lyric of the gospel long before I loved its music. As pastor, husband, dad and friend, living from my head has always been easier than engaging from my heart, and not nearly as messy. But leaders who delight in the imputed righteousness of Christ seem to defend it the best. Paul never seemed to have "gotten over" the hyper-abundance of grace, faith, and love given to us in Jesus. While the gospel does free us from childishness, it should make us more and more childlike in awe, joy, and humility."

Read the entire article (http://bit.ly/7cDf1v)

1 Tim 1:12-17

"12 I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service,

13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief,

14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.

15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

16 But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.

17 To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen."


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