#GLS14 :: Bryan Loritts – Jesus’ Organization

Brian Loritts

Presently, Bryan is the Lead Pastor of Fellowship Memphis- a multicultural church ministering to the evolving community of urban Memphis. Bryan has also served as an adjunct professor at Crichton College, and is on the board of trustees for Biola University and Presbyterian Day School. In addition to serving the community of Memphis, Bryan’s ministry takes him across the country as he speaks to thousands annually at churches, conferences and retreats. He is also the author of the books God on Paper,A Cross Shaped Gospel, Letters to a Birmingham Jail, andRight Color/Wrong Culture, as well as a contributing author for the book entitled Great Preaching. Bryan was recently voted as one of the top thirty emerging Christian leaders in the country by Outreach magazine.

  • If you have not drunk deeply from the life of William Wilburforce, you need to.
  • We need infinitely times more people who are serious about their faith in the marketplace than we do on staff at churches.
  • Your vocation can become a viable venue to share your faith.
  • Jesus says, “I want you to have a bigger vision for life than bonus checks.”
  • Our vision as leaders has to be more than the stuff that will perish.
  • Entrance into Jesus’ organization is not by works, but by grace through faith.
  • In God’s organization, his laws are never ‘have to’ but they are ‘get to.’
  • How do I know if I’m a part of Jesus’ organization? The fruit that you produce, because of Jesus living inside of you.
  • There are over 2,350 verses in the Bible that talk about Jesus’ heart for the orphan, the poor, and the widow.
  • God’s welfare policy is to give food to the poor, but also to let them come and work your field.
  • How much is enough?
  • Joy is not buying another $200 pair of jeans, but it’s helping to pay someone’s medical bills.
  • Leaders please consider the question, how much is enough?

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