Daily Dose (4/22/13)

HOW TO EMPOWER INTROVERTS FOR MISSION: “We must stop calling everyone to be an extroverted evangelist and allow people, specifically introverts, to live out the identity of evangelist and missionary in the way God has made them.” This is an amazing read! Evangelism is viewed and taught as going door-to-door, sharing the gospel on an airplane, street preaching, etc. For most introverts, like myself, this is anything short of terrifying. Why? It’s not because we don’t want to share the gospel or that we don’t know how. These modes of evangelism are terrifying to us because they are not how we interact through our personalities on a day-to-day basis.

5 TYPES OF FRIENDS EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE: “Take inventory of your inner circle. Does everyone look, talk, and think like you? If so, maybe it’s time to branch out. There’s no surefire formula for creating community, but there are few kinds of friendships you might be missing in your life—and that you might want to pursue.” This is a great article about the different types of friends everyone should have in their lives to help them love others like Jesus and not as projects or potential converts.

WHY SUBSTITUTIONARY ATONEMENT REMAINS CRUCIAL: “When it comes to interpreting Christ’s saving work, everything turns on our view of God’s character and the seriousness of sin.” This article discusses why the doctrine of Substitutionary Atonement remains crucial to our understanding of the gospel and what Christ has done.

MISSIONS – NOT SAFE BUT GOOD: “When we can acknowledge our perceived security is false and that safety is an illusion, we can begin to risk everything and accomplish great things for God’s glory.” We are obsessed with being safe. How does this obsession carry over into missions? What does God really expect for us? Are we guaranteed to go on a mission trip and come back safely or even alive? These are questions to consider when you think about the danger of missions.

‘YOU ARE MORE’ VIDEO JOURNAL: “We are not struggling to be free; we are free to struggle.” Mike Donehey discusses Tenth Avenue North’s song, “You are More”. Remember that you are more than the choices you have made. Remember what Christ has done today.

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