On the Issues

Great web site for churches, leaders and Christians to study the views of all major candidates on the issues. www.ontheissues.org 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

How to Be a Teenager Who Wins in Life

(From the series “Family Focus”) by Michael Catt Daniel 1:3,4 They are asking themselves five questions:1) Who am I?2) What mental attitude will I have?3) Whose rules will I respect?4) What kind of lifestyle will I have?5) What do I really believe? I. An Example that Encourages Teenagers to Stand for God II. An Exhortation […]

"It is only when men begin to worship that they begin to grow." - Calvin Coolidge

"Religious externals may have meaning for the God-inhabited soul; for any others they are not only useless but may actually become snares, deceiving them into a false and perilous sense of security." - A. W. Tozer

“It is not enough for us to be where God is worshipped, if we do not ourselves worship him, and that not with bodily exercise only, which profits little, but with the heart.” - Matthew Henry

“God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” - John Piper

“The shortest route to deeper and richer worship is a clearer theology.” - P.D. Manson

“The salvation of souls is a means to the glorifying of God because only saved souls can duly glorify Him.” - C.S. Lewis

“The only music minister to whom the Lord will say, "Well done, thy good and faithful servant," is the one whose life proves what their lyrics are saying, and to whom music is the least important part of their life. Glorifying the only worthy One has to be a minister's most important goal!” - Keith Green

“Every Christian is a priest, not offering a sacrifice for sins - since that has been done once and for all - but offering his person, praise and possessions.” - Vance Havner

“The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express that same delight in God which made David dance.” - C.S. Lewis

“Of all the preaching in the world, (that speaks not stark lies) I hate that preaching which tends to make the hearers laugh, or move their minds with tickling levity, and effect them as stage-plays used to do, instead of affecting them with a holy reverence of the name of God.” - Richard Baxter

“We ought to see the face of God every morning before we see the face of man.” - Dwight L. Moody

“When I bow to God, God stoops to me.” - Robert Chapman

“As long as you notice, and have to count the steps, you are not yet dancing but only learning to dance. A good shoe is a shoe you don't notice. Good reading becomes possible when you need not consciously think about eyes, or light, or print, or spelling. The perfect church service would be the one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.” - C.S. Lewis

“In contemporary society our Adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry, and crowds.” - Richard J. Foster

“He loves Thee too little who loves anything together with Thee, which he loves not for Thy sake.” - Augustine

“Don't ever come to church without coming as though it were the first time, as though it could be the best time and as though it might be the last time.” - Vance Havner

“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshippers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become "unity" conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship. Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified.” - A.W. Tozer

“The same church members who yell like Comanche Indians at a ball game on Saturday sit like wooden Indians in church on Sunday.” - Vance Havner

“A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.” - C.S. Lewis

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't.” - John Piper


Take the Shack to the Woodshed!

(The following review of the bestseller, The Shack, was written by Pastor Alan Day, copyright 2008.) Since several of you have asked my opinion of the novel, THE SHACK, I decided to give a brief review of the book in this article. There is a continuing stream of favorable reviews, and many are claiming that […]

How to Pray

(Anonymous) PRAY where you are. God is present everywhere and ready to listen.PRAY when possible in a quiet spot where you can be alone. It is well to fix your mind deliberately on God, apart from confusing distraction.PRAY to God simply and naturally, as to a friend. Tell Him what is on your mind. Get […]

Volume 08, Issue 15

A Minister’s MiscellanyWarren Wiersbe “Let us be as watchful after the victory as before the battle.” (Andrew Bonar) The godly Scottish preacher Andrew Bonar (1810-1892) was a close friend of Robert Murray M’Cheyne and wrote The Memoirs of M’Cheyne, a book every Christian ought to read. He wrote many hymns as well as commentaries on […]

Do You Know?: Donald Grey Barnhouse

Donald Grey Barnhouse was, for half a century, one of the most widely acclaimed American preachers. Scholarly exposition and a popular approach marked his teaching. An unyielding faith, devotion to Christ, innovation, and great energy marked his ministry. Although some found him overly abrupt and sometimes controversial, his zeal for the Kingdom of God made […]

Celtic Devotions

A Guide to Morning and Evening Prayer – Calvin Miller. Formatio/InterVarsity Press. Calvin Miller writes, “In addition to the centrality of this Psalm (Psalm 119), I have leaned heavily on the Carmina Gadelica, a collection of early and traditional “Gaelic songs” collected in the late 19th century by Alexander Carmichael and first published in 1895. […]

Love One Another

– Gerald Sittser. IVP Books. “Jesus’ new commandment requires special attention when believers don’t get along. It’s our diversity that makes love hard; it’s also diversity that makes love necessary. That’s why I prefer the strategy of learning to love one another when there is every reason not to. That is love’s greatest test. As […]

Deconstructing Church

Deconstructing Church: Five Stages of a Generational Revolution Since the 1970s I have been an eyewitness to the Boomer revolution in church. In 1970 all the power was in the hand of the so-called “greatest generation.” We Boomers didn’t think the way they did church was so great. We had our own ideas and initiated […]

Words, Words, Words

I am grateful to be an American. I am grateful for the freedom to assemble and to speak, and the freedom of religion. What I hate about it is the rhetoric, the empty words of politicians. They make promises they have no intention of keeping. They say things to flatter their particular audience and then […]

You Can Have a Happy Home

(Copyright Warren Wiersbe, originally appeared in Songs in the Night. May not be reprinted without permission of 2ProphetU.com.) A cute little girl was sitting on top of a pile of luggage in a hotel lobby. Her parents were at the desk registering for their room. A sympathetic lady asked the little girl if they were […]