Let me suggest another reason our discipleship of others is so shallow, and may even be non-existent.
The growth of the evangelical church has been ocean-wide, but often puddle-deep. Why so shallow?
Six years ago, in Christianity Today magazine, John Stott was asked for his assessment of the growth of the evangelical church. This was his reply:
We’ve been delving into Jeremiah Burroughs’ The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. Here’s his fifth and final reason why discontent is foolish:
We’ve been delving into Jeremiah Burroughs’ The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. He has some provocative things to say about why discontent is foolish for the Christian believer, and even sinful. Here are his third and fourth reasons:
Last week – courtesy of Jeremiah Burroughs’ The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment – we saw the first reason why discontent is foolish for the Christian believer, and even sinful. Here’s the second:
Jeremiah Burrough’s The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment is a rare jewel in itself. It was published originally in 1651, but is well worth your time, particularly if you find yourself struggling with discontent.
“Consider the infinite condescension and love of Christ, in his invitation to you to come to him for life, deliverance, mercy, grace, peace, and eternal salvation.
Richard Sibbes’ The Bruised Reed carries with it the aroma of a man who has been bruised himself, so tenderly is it phrased.
Yesterday’s earthquake was the biggest to hit Washington DC in nearly 70 years. My Californian colleagues laughed at the panic – this was not as big as the ones that frequently hit the West coast.