Jesus Chose Rough Characters To Follow Him, Not Little Wussies (Mark Series #8)

Written by Doug Giles on February 16, 2022

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If you’re about to launch a project that is going to rock the planet and unleash the kingdom of God on Earth… where do you do your headhunting?

Do you advertise on Apostle Recruiter dot com?

Visit all the best Ivy League schools?

Check out the coolest social media influencers with $500 haircuts?

If you’re the Son of God, you’re not looking in any of those places.

When we find him in the text, He’s headed for some beach in the back-half of nowhere, smack-dab in the middle of Israel’s version of flyover country. He’s doing his recruiting from among the rough-and-tough working stiffs that most people would have written off as ‘useless’.

And He turned them into pillars in His church. How soon we forget that:

God’s in the habit of taking a nobody…
And making them a somebody…
In front everybody…
Without asking anybody

Psalms of War: Prayers That Literally Kick Ass is a collection, from the book of Psalms, regarding how David rolled in prayer. I bet you haven’t heard these read, prayed, or sung in church against our formidable enemies — and therein lies the Church’s problem. We’re not using the spiritual weapons God gave us to waylay the powers of darkness. It might be time to dust them off and offer ‘em up if you’re truly concerned about the state of Christ’s Church and of our nation.

Also included in this book, Psalms of War, are reproductions of the author’s original art from his Biblical Badass Series of oil paintings.

This is a great gift for the prayer warriors. Real. Raw. Relevant.