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January 6, 2012, 8:19 PM

Quote to Digest



Wanted to get this quote up ahead of time.  I will be using it on Sunday to remind our newly elected leaders of the essence of Christian leadership.  But, it is also good for all of us to chew on.  By the way, the book, Simply Jesus, is rich.  Consider its inclusion here on this blog to be a hearty, unqualified endorsement!

“The church is not supposed to be a society of perfect people doing a great work.  It’s a society of forgiven sinners repaying their unpayable debt of love by working for Jesus’s kingdom in every way that they can, knowing themselves to be unworthy of the task.  The moment any Christian, particularly any Christian leader, forgets that—the moment any of us imagine that we are automatically special or above the dangers and temptations that afflict ordinary mortals—that is the moment when we are in gravest danger.”  [NT Wright, Simply Jesus: A New Vision of Who He Was, What He Did, and Why He Matters, (HarperOne, 2011) p.221.]


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