The Son of Man and God and Davis spent His last evening in a garden shaking with dread, knowing what would meet Him on Moriah in the morning. We must be clear: no one took His life. He laid it down. And, like any reasonable mind, He wasn’t seeking martyrdom. He didn’t delight in suffering. He wanted the joy set before Him on the other side of pain, trial, and testing. He didn’t want the cross. He wanted what He’d gain afterwards. Ultimately, He wanted to glorify the name of His Father. ( Stephanie Quick, To Trace A Rising Sun, p 87)
I’ve been coming a cross this kind of thing under different names, over and over again recently.
Church Planting Movements, Disciple Making Movements,
“These are not ordinary days. God is doing a new thing, and we need to respond well. He will not wait for us at the platform while we deliberate whether or not we will get on the train. Life will not return to business as usual in 2021. Pastor, if you try to cling to your Sunday morning model, your ministry might collapse.”
Full article here, from an FAI interview with Iranian brother M.
“I would rather see millions of [Iranians] come to Jesus than have freedom and democracy. If freedom was such a great thing for the Kingdom, then why is America and Europe in the state it is now?” —Leader in the Iranian underground church
What do you do when you meet someone who is open to the gospel?
It was probably in the early 1980s when I read Jackie Pullinger’s autobiography, Chasing the Dragon.
The following short video shows where she went to serve Jesus, while she herself spells out a challenge to all who profess to follow Him.
This part of Hong Kong has long been torn down and replaced by a park
Official website for Jackie Pullinger’s ministry.