by Vance Havner The faithful remnant in Malachi’s day had four characteristics (3:16) that mark God’s minority today.– Their hearts were moved by the fear of God.– Their minds were filled with the thoughts of God.– Their tongues were busy with the things of God.– Their names were written in the Book of God. 2ProphetU2ProphetU
"What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use--men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He doesn not anoint plans, but men, men of prayer."
- E. M. Bounds
"To live life within the will of God, stay at the ALTAR:
Abide in Christ because you are His.
Listen intently for His call and avoid distractions.
Trust the Lord because He's in control.
Acknowledge His way, whether it seems right to you or not.
Respond in fearless obedience because God goes before you."
"Freedom is not a license to do what you want, but the power to do what you should!" - Wayne Barber
Volunteerism on the Rise(Corporation for National and Community Service and Discipleship Journal, July/August 2007) Volunteering among Americans rose 32% between 1989 and 2005. The growth was driven primarily by three age groups: AGE GROUP 1989 2005 16 to 19 13% 28% 45 to 65 22% 30% Over 65 17% 24% 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by
Top Five Things Teens Are Looking For At ChurchThe Barna Group Is your student ministry accomplishing these five things? 71% Understand better what I believe66% Worship or make a connection with God65% Volunteer or help others62% Get encouraged and inspired 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up
Do You Believe It?(The Culture and Media Institute) Some 52% of Americans say they believe the Bible is God’s authoritative Word. Of these people only 36% say they believe people should live by the Scriptures. Some 45% say they operate by a mixture of God’s commands and their own inclination. And 15% ignore God’s Word
By Vance HavnerThe Best of Vance Havner When Abraham’s servant started out to look for a wife for Isaac, he prayed for divine guidance. He needed it. A man looking for a wife for himself needs all the light he can get. This man was looking for a wife for somebody else! Later on he
Tom Wright. WJK Books. “Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion, with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to
A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources – John Glynn. Kregel. “First assembled as a ‘labor of love’ in 1994, John Glynn’s survey of biblical and theological resources has won wide acclaim from professors, students, and pastors. This much-anticipated tenth edition lists and ranks approximately 900 commentaries and 1,600 other volumes related to biblical
As a child, I was always intrigued by the storyline in the classic film, “It’s A Wonderful Life,” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. In the movie, Jimmy played a character named George Bailey who was frustrated and discouraged with the life he was living. At the height of his frustration, he makes a hasty
In this pilgrimage called life, we often face tests. Usually we think of tests as something we took in school. They were something we crammed for the night before and then prayed hard we would pass. We take driver’s tests when we turn sixteen, blood tests before we get married, and the doctors often tell