by Vance Havner Luke 9:57-62The uncounted costs (vv. 57, 58)The unburied corpse (vv. 59, 60)The unforsaken circle (vv. 61, 62) 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors.
"If Christianity is to receive a rejuvenation, it must be by other means than any now being used. If the Church in the second half of this century is to recover from the injuries she suffered in the first half, there must appear a new type of preacher. The proper, ruler-of-the-synagogue type will never do. Neither will the priestly type of man who carries out his duties, takes his pay and asks no questions, nor the smooth-talking pastoral type who knows how to make the Christian religion acceptable to everyone. All these have been tried and found wanting.
Another kind of religious leader must arise among us. He must be of the old prophet type, a man who has seen visions of God and has heard a voice from the Throne. When he comes (and I pray God there will be not one but many), he will stand in flat contradiction to everything our smirking, smooth civilization holds dear. He will contradict, denounce and protest in the name of God and will earn the hatred and opposition of a large segment of Christendom. Such a man is likely to be lean, rugged, blunt- spoken and a little bit angry with the world. He will love Christ and the souls of men to the point of willingness to die for the glory of the One and the salvation of the other. But he will fear nothing that breathes with mortal breath." - A.W. Tozer
"When we go to God with a request that He modify the existing situation for us, that is, that He answer prayer, there are two conditions that we must meet: (1) We must pray in the will of God and (2) we must be on what old-fashioned Christians often call "praying ground"; that is, we must be living lives pleasing to God.
It is futile to beg God to act contrary to His revealed purposes. To pray with confidence the petitioner must be certain that his request falls within the broad will of God for His people.
The second condition is also vitally important. God has not placed Himself under obligation to honor the requests of worldly, carnal or disobedient Christians. He hears and answers the prayers only of those who walk in His way...(1 John 3:21-22; John 15:7)....
The truth is that God always answers the prayer that accords with His will as revealed in the Scriptures, provided the one who prays is obedient and trustful. Further than this we dare not go." - A. W. Tozer
(LifeWay Research, as seen in Outreach Magazine, March/April 2008) 86% “I believe I can have a good relationship with God without being involved in church.”78% “I think Christianity today is more about organized religion than about loving God and loving people.” Which of the following sources would you consult if you were seeking inspirational guidance?32%
(“New Christians Study,” Michael Anthony and Gary McIntosh, Talbot School of Theology, as seen in Outreach Magazine, March, April 2008) 59% Came to faith through family or friends64% Came to faith as a result of conversation Age of New Christians47% Baby Boomers40% Gen-X17% Builders or Seniors 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe
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(Taken from American Preachers of To-Day by Edgar DeWitt Jones, 1933) Truett’s printed sermons have a wide sale, especially through the South. In the homes of many humble believers will be found Truett’s books, and in the library of ministers who preach for the so-called fashionable churches, the sermons of this renowned Baptist preacher are
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Are you trapped in the tyranny of things? A wealthy man was moving into a new house, and his next-door neighbor happened to be a Quaker. The Quakers, as you know, believe in simplicity and plainness of life. The Quaker neighbor watched as the movers carted in numerous pieces of furniture, a great deal of