Pop quiz. Word association. If someone says the word ‘excellence’, what’s the first thing to come to mind?
Is it the life and example of the Christian church?
If not, why not?
If we have been called by a thrice-holy God to live our lives in such a way that our work is a form of our worship… how is it we have a reputation for being so half-a$$ed in, well, pretty much everything?
That wasn’t Daniel’s experience. Or Joseph’s.
And before you blow that problem off with ‘my situation…’ or ‘God understands…’, you’re going to want to hear Doug talking about the very first thing Jesus did after He rose from the dead, and Rich talking about the lesson his dad taught him while sweeping the porch.
It wasn’t so long ago that one segment of Christianity was literally known by reputation for their ‘Protestant work ethic’. What happened to those days?
If Christians ditch the well-earned reputation they’ve earned as ‘slackers’ and live up to the Excellence of the God who indwells us, a lost and dying world might just have reason to hope again.
But that’s still a pretty big ‘if’. Are you ready to lean into that kind of responsibility? Click play and find out.
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While you’re at it, here’s his latest book:
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.