Jesus + Nothing = Everything

The title of this blog is the big idea of my sermon this morning on Philippians 1:8-11.  It is an equation that has been on my mind for several weeks, since about the time I purchased a book by this title.  The book, which I’ll admit I have not read yet, is by Tullian Tchividjian.  I haven’t read the book yet because I’m stuck on the title.  I think I’ll dwell on it for another few months before I crack the cover. 

Here is a quote from C.S. Lewis that I’m reading in today’s message:

“If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desire not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, we are like ignorant children who want to continue making mud pies in a slum because we cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a vacation at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

About Pastor Andrew

Follower of Jesus, Husband to Carissa, Daddy to four daughters, Lead Pastor at LifePoint Church in Vancouver, WA.
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