Calibrate NW session 6 – Rich Stearns

CEO of World Vision
Author of The Whole In Our Gospel

We’ve drifted away from being fishers of men to being keepers of the aquarium – Paul Harvey

It may nite be our fault that 24,000 children die every day, but it is our moral responsibility to do something about it.

We are God’s plan to change the world.
But we have to be willing, available, and willing to pay the price to be used by God.  

Luke 4 Jesus in the synagogue laid out his mission connected proclamation and justice!  Have we been that good news for the poor?

Revolutions challenge the powers from within

We can’t just proclaim the good news we have to be the good news

The gospel is not a private transaction between God and me.

We are not saved by works, but we are saved for works

Revolutions start with small people who use their outrage to motivate change.   

Sad

This has been a tragic couple of weeks, I don’t really know what to say, but this seemed appropriate. I’m not one to create armaggedon scenarios, but the situation in the middle east is dire, and it seems like no one really wants peace.

I remember the Covenant that God made with Abraham, something to the effect of, blessed to be a blessing. I hope that still holds true for all his descendants.