This winter, Shawn and I took a Sunday School class that covered the book "Unfashionable" by Tullian Tchividjian. It was a great class - I learned a lot and loved the book. I think "Unfashionable" was a good follow-up to "Crazy Love." It goes a little more in-depth.
Last week I was reading the chapter entitled "An Angry Community" and I just wanted to write down what I got out of it.
This hit me really hard. I am not one for confrontation. I will go out of my way just to avoid it - which often means hiding what I really think and truly feel No, this isn't saying we need to get in people's faces, but it does mean we need to speak the truth in love. People need to know that they are loved with an everlasting love - that God loves us SO much that He sent His one and only Son to die for us. That isn't a small deal. It's HUGE! We need to let them know that this isn't all there is. There's more. More than you, or I, or they can even imagine and comprehend. They need to know that God is angry with the way they are living. Don't offend or hit them over the head with it (ok, sometimes we might offend, but it's all in the way the truth is presented), don't fight them so much that they have no interest in who God is and what He wants for them.