The heart of the gospel is not niceness or decency but death ... It's much easier to impress people than surrender to God.
David Timms, faculty member at Hope International University, Fullerton, California. From his eNewsletter called In Hope. (June 12, 2008)
I've been thinking a lot lately about spiritual things - especially about what it means to be a Christ follower and a member of a community that makes up His body (the Church).
As David wrote about the "Dangerous Good," I was struck by the thought of our true calling: to continue the ministry of Christ here on earth until He returns. Basically, Jesus came to "seek and save what was lost." We can only carry out His purpose by daily surrendering ourselves to Him.<