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Posted By: mrbob1 On: 12 Oct 2015 17:40:05

"Spiritual transformation is the process of moving from conformity to the world, to conformity to the Kingdom of God" D Willard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BbFSguq3No&list=WL



on holy and less holy vocations
Posted By: mrbob1 On: 16 May 2015 11:10:08

"There truly is no division between sacred and secular except what we have created....Holy people must stop going into "church work" as their natural course of action and take up holy orders in farming, industry, law, education, banking and journalism with same zeal previously given to evangelism or to pastoral and missionary work." Dallas Willard

"He therefore is the devout man who lives no longer to his own will or to the way and spirit of the world, but to the soul will of God, who considers God in everything, who serves God in everything, who makes all the parts of his common life parts of piety by doing everything in the name of God and under such rules as are comfortable to His glory." William Law

"Today it is the skeptics who are the social conformists, though because of powerful intellectual propaganda they continue to enjoy thinking of themselves as wildly individualistic and unbearably bright."

Sloth is the failure to do what needs to be done when it needs to be done - like the kamikaze pilot who flew seventeen missions. John Ortberg

God may not guide us in an obvious way because he wants us to make decisions based on faith and character. Dallas Willard

As much as we complain about it, though, there's part of us that is drawn to a hurried life. It makes us feel important. It keeps the adrenaline pumping. It means I don't have to look too closely at my heart or life. It keeps us from feeling our loneliness.

John Ortberg


More Quotes on the Kingdom of God
Posted By: mrbob1 On: 12 May 2015 16:43:11

Fantastic Article on Jesus and His divinity in the Old Testament. http://www.answering-islam.org/authors/shamoun/messiah_sonofman.html

"The main thing God gets out of your life is not the achievements you accomplish. It's the person you become."

"From the practical point of view then, the radical problem concerning the power structures of this world is how to transform normal human character away from its usual high level of readiness to disregard God and harm others for the sake of our own fear, pride, lust, greed, envy and indifference. How can individual human beings be brought to a place where the social structures on many levels, from family or friends to the nationstate and beyond no longer expect them to do things that are wrong? Individual change is the answer. Even though many believe strongly the answer lies in social change." Dallas Willard; The Spirit of the Disciplines- chapter 11

"God's aim in human history is the creation of an inclusive community of loving persons, with himself included as its primary sustainer and most glorious inhabitant."

“If you can't do great things, do little things with great love. If you can't do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can't do them with a little love, do them anyway.
Love grows when people serve.” Mother Theresa

“Leadership is the art of disappointing people at a rate they can stand.”
John Ortberg, Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus

“Love and hurry are fundamentally incompatible. Love always takes time, and time is the one thing hurried people don't have.”
John Ortberg, The Life You've Always Wanted: Spiritual Disciplines for Ordinary People

“God sees with utter clarity who we are. He is undeceived as to our warts and wickedness. But when God looks at us that is not all He sees. He also sees who we are intended to be, who we will one day become.”
John Ortberg, Love Beyond Reason: Moving God's Love from Your Head to Your Heart

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