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(This message is from a series entitled “Godly Wisdom for a New Millennium”.) by Michael Catt Proverbs 1:1-7 “Years ago, Daddy got me in the habit of reading a chapter of Proverbs a day. It is a delightful, practical, inexhaustible source of sound common sense, enabling us, if we but apply it to our own
"You can't change a church without changing your schedule."
"To prevent the good from becoming the enemy of the best, activity must not stifle productivity."
"The overwhelming need to keep everyone happy places the church at the mercy of a vocal minority and only helps to retain the status quo."
"Churches that inted to be intentional in reaching the lost have good intentions, but they tend to give attention to lesser priorities and procrastinate in giving attention to their intentions."
"Some churches do everything by the book; it's just not the right book, the Bible."
"We cannot move from where we are until we acknowledge where we are."
"The pain of the present must exceed the pain of change in order to move the church where it needs to be."
"Often, the problem is that we don't properly identify the problem and the 'solution' just becomes another problem."
"Most churches love their traditions more than they love the lost."
"Before a church can experience New Testament growth, it must first realize that the reason for its existence is not itself, but for the benfit of non-members."
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 help
In her article, “Group Thinking: Reading the Bible with new eyes is not easy to do,” author Andree Seu listed some good hermeneutical habits she is cultivating daily as she reads the Word.(This article appeared in the February 14, 2009 edition of World Magazine) 1) Whenever possible, read a verse as applying to myself (e.g.,
53% Attendees in large churches (1,000+ members) sho say they shared their faith with strangers in the past month.35% Attendees of small churches (<100 members) who say so. 50% Southern Baptist pastors who believe the Holy Spirit gives some people the gift of a special language to pray to God privately.4% Southern Baptist pastors who
Newest Release from Michael Catt In June 2009, Broadman & Holman will release Michael Catt’s latest book, The Power of Desperation. It’s the first book in a three-part series with the publishing group. “What could be good about being broken? Michael Catt, innovtive pastor and executive producer of hit films Facing the Giants and Fireproof,
When the bride in the Song of Solomon spoke of her lover, “He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love” (2:4), she voiced a truth which characterizes all who know the heavenly Bridegroom–the Lord Jesus Christ. Regale your soul with me. Our blessed Saviour has taken us from the
A Cultural History of Heaven and Hell– Rebecca Price Janney. Moody Publishers. “Eighty-five percent of Americans say they are headed to heaven. Yet many have no solid basis for this belief. Who Goes There? explores how our current cultural mood colors our perspective more than we may realize. Rebecca Price Janney investigates how our views on the
When Journalists Don’t Get Religion– ed. Roberta Green Ahmanson, Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert. Oxford University Press. “The authors reason that, while theology need not shape journalists’ work, knowing the nuances of religion will lead to better reporting and will better serve the public. In today’s world a broad understanding of religious beliefs can’t just be
Recently, I came across a beautiful story of a handicapped boy who was celebrating his ninth birthday. His father and mother held a birthday party in his honor. Many of the family and friends were not sure what to buy the boy as a gift because he was handicapped. So, they gave the little boy
It is no secret by now that there is a completely new stage of development among American adulthood—“extended adolescence” or what is coming to be known more respectfully as “emerging adulthood.” In the 20th century, we saw the new stage “adolescence” or “teenager” emerge—an extended period between childhood and adulthood, roughly from age 13 through