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Archive for April, 2010

A reminder…

Our church – people like you – is here for a reason.

You could put it this way: we’re here in ________ for __________.

Those blanks are important because they follow you wherever you go.

Your neighborhood. Your workplace. Your campus. Your favorite place to hang out.

Go ahead – put those places and the people in those places in those blanks.

God has put you in those places for those places.

In for. N4.

Got it? Good. Now go and be N4.

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From D.A. Carson’s Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus:

To take up your cross does not mean to move forward with courage despite the fact you lost your job or your spouse. It means you are under sentence of death; you are taking up the horizontal cross-member on your way to the place of crucifixion. You have abandoned all hope of life in this world. And then, Jesus says, and only then, are we ready to follow him.

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