“I offered them Christ” [repost]

Christ the Truth

Preaching-George-WhitefieldThat was how Wesley and Whitfield would describe their evangelistic efforts.  Sounds so simple: just offer them Christ.

And it’s so joyous too.  Nothing brings home to me the graciousness of my Lord as much as offering Him to others.  The availability of Jesus is so tangible when you just lift Him up before people and say “Want Him?  He’s yours.”

But it’s so easy to fall short of it.

Here’s how:

* We offer them “cool” not Christ

We spend our time reassuring people that they don’t have to be a geek to be a Christian.  Christians can be trendy too.

* We offer them “credibility” not Christ

We spend all our time reassuring people that they don’t need to be brainless to be a Christian.  Christians can be clever too.

* We offer them a creed not Christ.

Creeds are essential, I’m not suggesting we can divorce the…

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The Majestic Beauty of…Texas?

The Majestic Beauty of...Texas?

Today I am facing a massive amount of homework, a pile of work projects, and a house that desperately needs cleaning.

During my short moments of “down time” what do all of these pressures turn to?
Thinking about the beauty of Texas, of course!


Texas? What on earth is beautiful about Texas? Well, I was of the exact same mindset for many, many years.

Having grown up in a fairly small town within the gargantuan state, I develope a disenchantment with the flat plains around me, the fields, the mass of open sky – and certainly with the heat (that remains mostly unchanged!).

However, after leaving and coming back, I’ve found I’m looking at things in this part of the country differently.  The plains really aren’t so flat. The mass of open sky gives way to the most gorgeous showcase of sunrises and sunsets almost every day. Even the heat doesn’t seem so miserable! (A modern day miracle largely due to a few weeks spent in the Amazon.)

If anyone ends up reading this, I encourage you to take that second glance also and discover all the beauty around you that can be so easily forgotten through the years. There really is beauty everywhere, sometimes you simply have to take a longer look!

Much love,

Your Local 20-Something

All images taken by me

P.S. – Apologies for the shoddy writing, “down time” is running out and thoughts are racing back to today’s major priorities!