- God’s intention for the gospel is that it not only grow wider in the world but that it also grow deeper in Christians.
- When you trust in Jesus, your identity and worth is no longer based on what you can accomplish but on what Jesus accomplished for you.
- I preach the gospel with life or death passion, not because I believe the gospel fully but because I don’t believe the gospel fully!
- One reason we fail in OUR doing is because we fail to grasp at a deep, heart level what JESUS has already done.
- One reason we give up in our efforts to obey is because we obsess more over our performance for Jesus than we do Jesus’ performance for us.
- The gospel frees us from the slavery of becoming preoccupied with our goodness.
- The gospel frees us to GIVE UP our place for others, not GUARD IN our place from others because our security is in Christ, not our place.
- God’s grace toward us is not a lessening of his demands. Grace is experienced when we realize these demands have already been met in Jesus.
- The gospel is meant to bring us to the end of ourselves so that we finally place our meaning, purpose, and sense of well-being in Jesus.
- Because Christians find our emotional security in Christ’s achievement for us, we can admit our wrongs and weaknesses and not feel deflated.
- My struggle isn’t believing my performance can EARN God’s favor; my struggle is believing my performance can KEEP God’s favor.
- Legalism says God will love us if we change. The gospel says God will change us because He loves us.
- Only the gospel can cause you to rejoice and be glad in your expendability: because Jesus was someone, your FREE to be no one.
- God’s love for me and approval of me does not get bigger when I obey or smaller when I disobey. This makes me want to obey him more, not less!
- Fall in love with Jesus’ work for you and you’ll grow. Fall in love with your work for Jesus and you’ll shrink.
- Those who end up obeying more are those who increasingly realize that their standing with God is not based on their obedience, but Christ’s.
- If you’re overly concerned with what others think then your living in the prison of human approval. Only the gospel can set you free!
- What motivates our obedience determines whether or not it is a sacrifice of praise. Obedience to God’s commands prompted by fear or guilt is not true obedience.
- The pursuit of holiness must be anchored in, and motivated by, the grace of God; otherwise it is doomed to failure.
- Our spiritual lives become unimpressive and laborious when we spend our time and energy trying to spiritually impress God.
- We only start “doing better” as we increasingly focus on what Jesus has already done, not on what we must do.
- When we transfer trust from our success to Christ’s success, we experience the abundant freedoms that come from not having to measure up.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Tullian's New Gospel Tweets
Here are some More Gospel Tweets from Tullian Tchividjian. (The first batch can be found here and here.) Think on these thing!