But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." (1 Sam 16:7)
a Book thought...
In ministry, sometimes we try to increase by our own efforts, not realising that we’re dialing down the influence of Christ. (p165)
a Dave thought...
I’m a big fan of Rob Bell author of Velvet Elvis, here is the teaser for his latest book “Jesus Wants to Save Christians”.
Jesus wants to save us from making the good news about another world and not this one. Jesus wants to save us from preaching a Gospel that is only about individuals and not about the systems that enslave them. Jesus wants to save us from shrinking the Gospel down to a transaction about the removal of sin and not about every single particle of creation being reconciled to its maker. Jesus wants to save us from religiously sanctioned despair, the kind that doesn't believe the world can be made better, the kind that either blatantly or subtly teaches people to just be quiet and behave and wait for something big to happen 'someday.'
You can read or listen to the first few chapters free online here @ http://www.jesuswantstosavechristians.com/
Just a thought.