Saturday Links

My Identity in Jesus

So who does God say we are? Join me and many others in standing on these truths about our identity in Jesus. Post it at home and in your office. Pass it along to friends. Dwell on these verses of who you are. And when we come to know who we are as He says we are, we will become truly unshakeable.
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Church Identity: How Your Church Must Not Be Unique

In terms of the foundation of our faith, your church—as part of the Church—must not be unique.

Church Identity: How Your Church Must Be Unique

While the foundation of a church must not be unique, the culture and ministry practice must be for at least three reasons.

Four Reasons Most Churches Aren’t Breakout Churches

  1. Lack of leadership development
  2. Unbiblical understanding of church membership
  3. Unclear purpose
  4. Lack of outward focus

5 Tools Needed to Reach Today’s Teens

  1. Knowledge about the canonization of Scripture
  2. Developed theology of sexuality, particularly homosexuality
  3. Ability to teach the Bible in the greater context of redemptive history
  4. Theological, not only moral, understanding of sin
  5. Understand adoption as an element of salvation

I do drugs. What would Jesus say about that?

Many who question the gospel need to know how it applies to them in their current situation. Behind the challenging question is a heart in need of applicable truth.

Hope for timid evangelists

But here’s the good news—God’s Word offers much hope for timid evangelists like me, especially in the gospel of Luke. Here are five truths we can embrace.

Four Lies About Introverts

I’ve discovered some subtle and not-so-subtle assumptions I’d unwittingly latched onto over time.

  1. Extroversion is the biblical ideal.
  2. Introverts don’t like people.
  3. Solitude is selfish and indulgent.
  4. Introversion is incompatible with teaching and leadership gifts.

7 False Assumptions Made About Introverts

  1. I’m shy
  2. I need more courage
  3. I’ve got nothing to say
  4. I’m dumb
  5. I am arrogant or don’t like you
  6. I need you to talk for me
  7. I need to change, mature, grow as a person or leader

3 Questions That Can Help You Avoid Leadership Blind Spots

  1. What am I doing that’s not helping our mission?
  2. What do I need to do to make sure you feel comfortable telling me what you see?
  3. How can I help make it better?

Is the News Marking Us Dumb?

What do we expect to gain by spending an hour or two a day keeping up with the latest headlines?

What Happens When You Really Disconnect

The key to being more fully absorbed is to regularly and fully disconnect.
Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash

I'm a grateful husband, father, oupa, and pastor of Grace Fellowship Church Don Mills. I love learning, writing, and encouraging. I'm on a lifelong quest to become a humble, gracious old man.
Toronto, Canada