Hey guys! I just want to give you two things to think about. And this maybe to some, including me, a quick heart check.
1. There is a huge difference between posting quotes from pastors that you know everyone likes and “radical”, crystal clear “Christianese” statuses/posts and actually living the things that you post and “like” in real life. The gospel and the trustworthiness of the Word of God is best communicated through the conduct of your life in front of actual people.
2. Posting or sharing a really cool sermon clip (even from Driscoll, Piper, Chan or whoever), gospel-centered songs, quotes from pastors that you know everyone enjoys, or the pages from the latest book you’ve been reading does not justify you not reading your Bible.
Please, don’t think in anyway that I have fulfilled these two things that I am warning you about. I continue to pray that the grace of God will grow me to love and delight in his Word. And I pray the same for you. Please don’t try to find cleaver, petty excuses for you not to spend real devotion time with the Lord. It’s true that quotes from pastors are both enlightening and inspiring, the book you’ve been reading is great and has really taught you a lot, and the sermon clip you recently watched made you see something about God or about relationships with others in a way that you have never seen before, but absolutely nothing can replace your personal communion and devotion with Jesus Christ himself.
Being a social media Christian won’t profit at all; but growing in your relationship with God and with others in real life will profit your ministry on any social media outlet as an actual Christian.
See how much Mark Driscoll loves John Piper?
Hahahaha, this is cute.
Dang, what makes the Bible so: incredibly inspiring, insightful, uplifting, enlightening, encouraging, comforting, and just so overall edifying? Oh yeah, that’s right, it’s because Jesus is the inspiration for it and it’s all about Jesus!
Jesus, Thank You - Sovereign Grace
“Lover of my soul, I want to live for you.”
If you can’t expect to look at the sun that illumines the earth for just a minute, how can you expect to look at the Son who causes the sun to shine its light at all?