Q Talks

In this 17-minute session from the Q Talks, Andy Crouch calls listeners away from a distorted definition of power to one that can change culture for good. Andy believes that power, as described in the words of Jesus, is creative, not coercive. It calls us to restore God’s image in a world full of broken bearers.

Andy Crouch is the executive editor of Christianity Today and executive producer of This Is Our City, a documentary about Christians seeking the flourishing of their cities. He is the author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power and Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling.

Which of Andy's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? (Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you? Were you convicted of sin?)
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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Andy challenged us to trade in idolatry for the pursuit of Jesus. We exercise power best when we live surrendered to God. Think through your perception of power this week—do you have a positive or negative view of power? Consider Andy’s words and dare to say to God, “Let it be in us, according to Your Word.”

To learn more about the Q Talks, click here.