“Helping people disentangle this problem with anxiety is one of the great privileges of the church.” - Max Lucado
“We have to challenge, lovingly, folks in the church to remember that our citizenship in the Kingdom of God actually supersedes even our citizenship in the United States of America.” - Efrem Smith
“Our job as pastors is to develop people. When you get to heaven, your legacy is not going to be something you’ve done; it’s going to be the people that you’ve developed.”
“I don’t know many people who get argued into thinking differently. I know a whole lot of people who get moved by their heart and they get story-ed in.”
"On purpose, raise tough questions about what’s happening in our world."
“Unwinding a hire is bad in the corporate world—it’s way worse in the church world."
“Every pastor needs to know that oftentimes we’re doing far too much stuff.”
"When you think of [Jesus] in his perfect state and we’re all with him in heaven, he’s the only one that’s going to bear scars, and he’s still perfect."
“Now is not the time for cowards or fence-sitters.”
"We like to throw these parties for people who are often overlooked or often under-celebrated, that couldn't pay us back."
“I think for Moses [the Promised Land] was always more than a just a piece of real estate. It was a place where God’s Kingdom was lived out on earth as it is in heaven."
“Paul’s discovery of God’s grace did not come through God’s blessing in the way that Paul would have wanted or Paul would have been looking for. It came unexpectedly. It came through disappointment. It came through discouragement."
“I see the similarities between today and the first century. I believe that a post-Christian world is very similar to a pre-Christian world…And if the conditions are the same, then the solutions are the same.”
“We don’t need more words; we need accurate words.”
“I want you to imagine looking at your congregation right now. Only one out of five of the people you see has a biblical worldview.”
“I really believe that if one more program would save the day, the church would have already saved it.”
“We are way past sharing four spiritual laws on the beach. People don’t need the words. They need the works.”
“There’s an 85 percent divorce rate in military veterans. There are 20 plus suicides a day."
"We as the church are to be a tutor to the world to say ‘This is what love looks like across ethnic, social-economic, and gender barriers' as we go about our sacred vocations of bringing glory to Jesus."
“What I’m calling for is a holy use of testosterone.”