- The core of what Jesus wants for us is being who HE wants us to be
- Being missional and being who you are is not an either/or it's a both/and
- Jesus was concerned about the heart of an individual in His ministry
- God's eternal purpose is that we should be like Jesus and that comes out of our heart
- Spiritual and emotional health always begins with an inward look
- Being who Jesus wants me to be flows into doing what Jesus wants me to do
- The process of transformation is only a process the Holy Spirit can accomplish
- How do we help others to have the courage to look inwardly?
"I would rather burn out for Jesus, than rust out for Jesus. What a phrase right? But, either way you're out, isn't the point to be in?"
"We don't want people to think we're not busy."
"If you only live in the missional circle, people will very seldom look inward at themselves."
"We need to come to know Jesus and then be transformed to look like Him."
"Don't let the world around you squeeze you into its mold, but let God remold you're minds."
"Jesus doesn’t take us aside and explain things to us all the time; He explains things to us as we are able to understand them. The lives of others are examples for us, but God requires us to examine our own souls. It is slow work— so slow that it takes God all of time and eternity to make a man or woman conform to His purpose. We can only be used by God after we allow Him to show us the deep, hidden areas of our own character." - Oswald Chambers