A Few Points for Friday: Gospel of God Foremost
Not a Conspiracy Theory
I debated and prayed about even posting this at all. But I think I must.
While I don’t need to write anything about the New Apostolic Reformation movement, I want to say just this: pray.
I have see may people comment and write books on this movement. And everything that I have read and heart has been incredibly helpful and very pastoral. But what I have noticed that so many people commenting on this movement will never mention that they still have friends who go to NAR churches.
I do. I have hundreds of friends who are currently or have in the past attended an NAR church. And they struggle so desperately with legalism, religion and striving. This should not be a surprised. When man makes religion about who they are and what they can do, it falls into legalism every single time. When I prayed about this, I realized that NAR is real and it is affecting millions of Christians by placing burdens on them that they simply cannot bear and was never suppose to.
But Christ gives much more grace.
God simply told me, “Pray for them. Pray for each of them by name.”
That is what I can do in this moment.
Where Else Can We Go?
Beware of placing even the smallest drop of your confidence on anything apart from the Gospel.— Dustin Benge (@DustinBenge) July 9, 2020
Christ is Deeper Still
“Each day, though it bring its trouble, shall bring its help.— 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐒𝐩𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐨𝐧 (@SpurgeonBooks) July 9, 2020
Though your needs should be as many as the sands of the seashore, God’s grace and mercy shall last through all your necessities, and you shall never know a real lack.”
— Charles Spurgeon
New Every Day Prayer
"Does the world satisfy you? Then you have your reward and portion in this life; make much of it, for you shall know no other joy." — Charles Haddon Spurgeon— Darrell B. Harrison (@D_B_Harrison) July 9, 2020
Let My Life Account For Something
Oh that I would have such a heart of devotion to God.— Chris Hohnholz (@ChrisHohnholz) July 9, 2020
Acts 20:24 (ESV): But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
And the Gap is Infinite
No Stake in the Game
Heresies in the Christian church come never from the city missionary, never from the faithful pastor, never from the intense evangelist; but always from gentlemen at ease, who take no actual part in our holy war.— Rudy Cerda (@RudyCerda) July 8, 2020