Here is a list of recommended parenting books I got from the Father/Son retreat at Camp Willow Springs. Jeremy Berger, a student pastor at The Summit, was the camp speaker and provided the list. Next step: buy one of these and start reading!
I’ve gotten the question over the years, “Why did Jesus have to die and take our sin? How does his his death absolve MY sin?”
Pastor Greear’s short explanation/illustration here helps.
“Every Christian is called into full-time ministry. Once we step over the line and begin to follow Jesus, everything we do is suppose to be done in his name, representing him, with the goal of advancing his kingdom.” – Larry Osborne
This stuff makes me start to tear up!
Am I getting nobler, better, more helpful, more humble, as I get older? Am I exhibiting the life that men take knowledge of as having been with Jesus…?
“Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.”
Acts 4:13 ESV
“Outsiders define us by what we do, not by what we say or by what we believe.”
Steve Bowen as quoted by Doug Pollock in the book “God Space”