A comedy concert by Christian comedians your church can host. Dr. Jim Henry of FBC Orlando said, “Our church family enjoyed a great night together and was able to open doors to literally thousands of guests.” www.laughallnight.com 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek
by Vance Havner A contact with Christ (Acts 9:1-8)A crisis with the Spirit (Romans 7, 8)A contention in the Church (Acts 15:1-30)A clash with personalities (Acts 15:36-41)A conflict in the flesh (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)A climax in old age (2 Timothy 4:6-18) 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build
"What we are afraid to do before men, we should be afraid to think before God."
"To believe a thing is to see the cool crystal water sparkling in the cup. But to meditate on it is to drink of it. Reading gathers the clusters; contemplation squeezes forth their generous juice."
- C. H. Spurgeon
"The love for our enemies takes us along the way of the cross and into fellowship with the Crucified. The more we are driven along this road, the more certain is the victory of love over the enemy's hatred. For then it is not the disciple's own love, but the love of Jesus Christ alone, who for the sake of his enemies went to the cross and prayed for them as he hung there."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"God wants us to have love. We must be careful not to settle for sex."
- Max Anders
"The one who loves Biblically is no Pollyanna; he recognizes the waywardness of the heart. However, he also recognizes God's power to change the same heart. Love is anchored ultimately in God, not in a rose-tinted view of the innate virtue of others."
- Doug McIntosh, The Golden Rule - Love Full Circle, p. 44
"Christian love draws no distinction between one enemy and another, except that the more bitter our enemy's hatred, the greater his need of love."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(from a survey by lifeway.com) 1) Anti-Christian culture2) Divorce3) Busyness4) Absent father figure5) Lack of discipline6) Financial pressures7) Lack of communication8) Negative media influence9) Balance of work and family10) Materialism 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.
Pastors are surprisingly satisfued, according to the Pulpit & Pew research project at Duke University–especially in the following areas: 74% are very satisfied with their current position71% are very satisfied with lay leaders73% are very satisfied with staff73% are very satisfied with family life But only…36% are very satisfied with their overall effectiveness in the
Insider weekly newsletter to The Moral Majority Coalition andThe Liberty Alliance From: Jerry FalwellDate: April 13, 2007 Identifying Problems in the ‘Emerging Church’ The late economist Peter Drucker said a few years ago: “Every few hundred years in Western history there occurs a sharp transformation … Fifty years later, there is a new world. And
Catch Up On the Past (Part 3)by Warren Wiersbe Another excellent Baker publication is Seasons of Refreshing: Evangelism and Revival in America,by Keith J. Hardman. He begins with the Puritans, Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield, works his way through the “great awakenings” and the ministries of Finney and Moody, climaxing with the modern day evangelism
The following are great resources on apologetics, the resurrection, etc. The Son Rises: The Historical Evidence for the Resurrection of Jesus, Wiliam Lane Craig; Wipf& Stock, 2001 Jesus Resurrection: Fact or Figment? A Debate between William Lane Craig and Gerd Ludemann; Intervarsity Press, 2000 Risen Indeed: Making Sense of the Resurrection, Stephen T. Davis; Eerdmans, 1993 Resurrection
It is hard to sing some songs the way they were written. They just go against our grain. Few folk today want to sing John Newton’s Amazing Grace the way he wrote it: “that saved a wretch like me.” Or how about Isaac Watts’ hymn that includes the line, “for such a worm as I”?
Do you ever watch television shows like “American Idol?” What about shows like “The Great Race” or “Survivor?” Personally, I’m tired of all these “reality” shows where you have to make deals with people so you can eventually rip them off, take the money and run. I’m also weary of watching untalented people who think
(As found on Christianity Today) Discerning believers can detect the note of authority in the life of a worker who is himself under authority, and they are not afraid to follow him. It is unfortunate that the “corporation concept” of leadership has taken over in many Christian organizations, including churches. Jesus had this to say