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God Is Devoting Himself To One Principal Project

March 7, 2018

“…Until Christ returns to make everything new, including people, culture, and currently weed-filled gardens, God is now devoting Himself to one principal project: forming followers of Jesus into lovers like Jesus. In speaking to the Galatians, Paul’s deepest passion was not to see their church increase in numbers, to encourage an effective conference ministry, to send more missionaries to foreign fields, or to change culture in God-honoring ways; it was to see Christ fully formed in their lives. Of course Jonah’s ministry to Nineveh mattered to God. But one gets the impression that the formation of Jonah’s soul is the focus in this story.”

Dr. Larry Crabb, When God’s Ways Make No Sense, “Resist and Run (When Doing Wrong Feels Right)” Coming Soon!! To be released in July, 2018!

Questions for Reflection:
• What good goals or activities do you personally see as your biggest substitute for allowing the Holy Spirit to draw you into a life of following Jesus by living out of His shared love?
8 Why do you find those Christian activity or ministry goals easier to pursue than living simply to see Jesus more clearly and to love others as unselfishly as He has loved you?
• Has a focus on Christian activity or service been a replacement for actively loving someone close to you?
• As we wait for the time when all things will be made new, what newness of life is the Holy Spirit inviting your heart toward today?

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