Where's the Gospel Thriving?
In Cuba, CMM has been coaching in 2 cities (Holguin and Camaguey).
Hennyer and Laritza, the husband and wife team pictured above, are leaders in an Arts Ministry that has nation-wide scope and have asked us to help them learn to develop coaching for the entire national arts ministry.
“How did Paul get this blessed self-forgetfulness…He is saying that the problem with self-esteem—whether high or low—is that, every single day, we are in a courtroom. Every single day we are on trial. That is the way everyone’s identity works. In the courtroom, you have the prosecution and the defense. And everything we do is providing evidence for the prosecution or evidence for the defense. Some days we feel we are winning the trial and other days we feel we are losing it. But Paul says that he has found the secret. The trial is over for him. He is out of the courtroom. It is gone. It is over. Because the ultimate verdict is in. Now how could that be? Paul puts it very simply. He knows (others) cannot justify him. He knows he cannot justify himself. And what does he say? He says it is the Lord who judges him. It is only his opinion that counts. Do you realize that it is only the gospel of Jesus Christ that you get the verdict before the performance? In Christianity the moment we believe, God imputes Christ’s perfect performance to us as if it were our own, and adopts us into His family.” --Tim Keller in The Freedom Of Self-Forgetfulness