H is for Humor

Charles H. Spurgeon was standing in the hall of his house when there came a knock at the front door. The famous preacher opened it himself, and there stood a man with a huge stick in his hand. The man sprang into the hall and announced that he had come to kill Spurgeon! “You must […]

Cross-Cultural Ministry

One of the most difficult principles of New Testament Christianity to communicate is a cross-cultural ministry. We’ve bought the lie of church growth ‘experts’ that it is impossible to crossover cultural lines and build a church that is a picture of diversity. Most believers would agree that God divided the races at the tower of […]

"Almighty God is nothing but a mental abstraction unless He becomes concrete and actual, because an ideal has no power unless it can be realized. The doctrine of the Incarnation is that God did become actual, He manifested Himself on the plane of human flesh, and Jesus Christ is name not only for God and Man in one, but the name of the personal Savior who makes the way back for every man to get into a personal relationship with God." - Oswald Chambers

"Jesus neither laid aside his deity when he came to earth nor his humanity when he returned to heaven." - Anonymous

"The incarnation of the Son of God was not a diminishing of his deity, but an acquiring of manhood." - Verna Wright

"As to his deity he had no mother, and as to his humanity he had no father." - Robert Clarke

"If the creation story, the virgin birth, the resurrection are only myths, then I'm myth-taken and myth-ified, and myth-erable!" - Vance Havner

"Jesus Christ is God in the form of man; as completely God as if he were not man; as completely man as if he were not God." - A. J. F. Behrends

"Christ was not a deified man, neither was he a humanized God. He was perfectly God and at the same time perfectly man." - C. H. Spurgeon

"Those who deny that Jesus was without a human father must explain how he was without human failure." - Anonymous

"The God who took a motherless woman out of the side of a man took a fatherless man out of the body of a woman." - Matthew Henry

"Christ is God shining through the personality of a man, and shining unhindered. His sacred humanity does not veil His divine beauty in any degree." - A. W. Tozer

"The Incarnation was not for the Self-realization of God, but for the purpose of removing sin and reinstating humanity into communion with God." - Oswald Chambers

"Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne and I founded empires; but upon what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ alone founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"The greatest man in history was the poorest." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Jesus is God spelling himself out in language that man can understand." - S. D. Gordon

"It was to a virgin woman that the birth of the Son of God was announced. It was to a fallen woman that his resurrection was announced." - Bishop Fulton Sheen

"Bethlehem and Golgotha, the Manger and the Cross, the birth and the death, must always be seen together." - J. Sidlow Baxter

"It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself." - Charles Dickens

"The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity - hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory - because at the Father's will Jesus Christ became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross." - J. I. Packer

"The birth of Jesus is the sunrise in the Bible." - Henry Van Dyke

"To travel the road to Bethlehem is to keep a rendezvous with wonder, to answer the call of wisdom, and to bow the knee in worship." - John A. Knight

"The Son of God became man to enable men to become the sons of God." - C. S. Lewis

"Christmas is when God came down the stairs of heaven with a baby in His arms." - R. Eugene Sterner

"A Christian should observe Christmas in wonder, worship and witness." - John Vander Ploeg

"If we were going to try to take the focus off Christ at Christmas...If I were determined to conceal the true meaning of Christmas... I would make sure society put an emphasis on lights instead of THE light, on stars on trees instead of THE star, on Santa instead of a lowly stable. I would leave the baby in the manger, I wouldn't take the rest of the trip to the Cross. I would make sure that getting gifts was more important than the greatest gift given to man. I would encourage buying instead of reminding people that one came to buy them back and redeem them from sin. That's what I would do, if I wanted to subvert the true message of the season." Michael Catt

Jesus Christ and His Incarnation

Carpe Manana

Is Your Church Ready to SEIZE TOMORROW? Carpe Manana, Leonard Sweet. Zondervan. Sweet says if we want to be relevant in the future, we must enter a mission field vastly different from any we’ve ever known. Sweet is a leading writer in addressing the post modern movement. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren […]

One Bible Only?

Examining Exclusive Claims for the King James Bible – Roy E. Beacham & Kevin T. Bauder. Kregel. The debate over the veracity of modern translations of the Bible continues to create confusion in the minds of believers who know that Scripture lies at the heart of the Christian faith. Yet many don’t understand why some […]

Outstanding Black Sermons

– Walter S. Thomas. Judson Press. A collection of sixteen sermons that highlight the great tradition of the black preaching as found today within the African American pulpit. Sermon contributors include: Claude R. Alexander, Jr., John R. Bryant, Alfred A. Owens, Jr., Walter Malone and others. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe […]

Share the Dream, Build the Team

Ten Keys for Revitalizing Your Church – Donald W. Morgan. Baker Books. These principles provide a window of opportunity for the minister and the church to experience a great transition. The author offers pastors and church leaders ten principles and practical application to transform any church, anywhere, into a lively, dynamic, effective witness for the […]

That’s Just YOUR Interpretation

– Paul Copan. Baker Books. This book provides incisive answers to challenges related to truth and reality, world views, and Christian doctrine. A book that will help you defend your faith, even when confronted with the tough questions of skeptics. 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up […]

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork

– John Maxwell. Thomas Nelson. Much has written about the necessity of team work. John Maxwell, the New York Times best selling author tells us how to build a great team in a practical and down to earth style. www.LawsOfTeamwork.com 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up […]

The Complete Worship Leader

– Kevin J. Navarro. Baker. A book that provides holistic, biblical views on worship leading as drawing people into God’s presence – not just song leading. It addresses four elements crucial for the worship leader: theology, discipleship, artistry and leadership. The book also deals with the essentials of building a worship team and the place […]

A Tribute To Ron Dunn

by Michael Catt MY BEST FRIEND is now in the presence of Jesus. Friday, June 29, 2001, at 7:45 a.m., Central time, one of God’s greatest servants walked into the presence of Christ. Since April of 2000, Ron had suffered greatly. Now he is free from all suffering. Ron leaves behind an incredible wife, Kaye, […]

It Figures!

It is estimated that six billion hours of work are lost annually in the U.S. because of alcoholism. Concerned about the increase in postage? Consider: The U.S. Postal Service spends $3500 a day on medical aid for employees bitten by dogs! The next time somebody uses the phrase “where the rubber hits the road,” tell […]

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