Election Aftermath

Al Mohler writes candidly and clearly about the results of the 2012 Election. A great read!   http://www.albertmohler.com/2012/11/07/aftermath-lessons-from-the-2012-election/ 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

Three Mistakes of Gamaliel

by Vance Havner Acts 5:33-42 He made a false comparison: Theudas and Judas He suggested a false criterion: “We will see how this movement turns out.” He arrived at a false conclusion: “Let those men alone.” But we can’t be neutral! 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build […]

"I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat." - Will Rogers

"In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

"A President needs political understanding to run the government, but he may be elected without it." - Harry S. Truman

"I must say acting was good training for the political life which lay ahead for us." - Nancy Reagan

"I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself." - Ronald Reagan

"If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River, the headline that afternoon would read: 'President Can't Swim.'" - Lyndon Johnson

"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." - Plato

"And political parties, overanxious for vote catching, become tolerant to intolerant groups." - Wendell Willkie

"Being president is like running a cemetery: you've got a lot of people under you and nobody's listening." - Bill Clinton

"I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics. But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the hardest thing about any political campaign is how to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning." - Adlai E. Stevenson

"If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power." - Dwight D. Eisenhower

"Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks." - Doug Larson

"Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times." - Winston Churchill

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports." - George Washington

"An empty stomach is not a good political adviser." - Albert Einstein

"Political necessities sometimes turn out to be political mistakes." - George Bernard Shaw

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

"A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away." - Barry Goldwater

"No man is free who depends on his government for his sustenance, job, home, or hope." - John Perkins

"Half of the American people never read a newspaper. Half never voted for a President. One hopes it is the same half." - Gore Vidal

"A politician thinks of the next election - a statesman of the next generation." - James Freeman Clarke


Backslider’s Calendar

JANUARY: I hereby resolve to start to church this year. But I’ll wait until February. Gotta get over the holidays. They take a lot out of a fellow. FEBRUARY: Weather is terrible. I’ll start when it gets a bit warmer. My blood is too thin this time of year. MARCH: Lots of sickness just now. […]

4 Big Ideas from the Election

Steve Whitaker, headmaster at First Academy in Orlando, did an awesome job summarizing the four big issues resulting from this year’s election. Gay Marriage WinsWall Street Journal said, “Americans approved gay marriage for the first time at the ballot box.” Maine and Maryland led the way and it looks like, with votes still being counted, […]

The Art of Pastoring

Ministry Without All the Answers – David Hansen. Praxis. “Nearly twenty years after its initial release, The Art of Pastoring still resonates with ministry leaders in need of David Hansen’s timeless message: being a pastor isn’t about performance or church growth models or leading like an entrepreneur, it’s about practicing the presence of people as […]

Once Blind

The Life of John Newton – Kay Marshall Strom. Biblica Books (from InterVarsity Press). “Kay Marshall Strom tells the story of how John Newton, the famous writer of ‘Amazing Grace,’ was converted in a life-threatening storm and went on to become a powerful voice against the slave trade.” 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by […]

A Jigsaw Guide to Making Sense of the World

– Alex McLellan. IVP Books. “This book is written for Christians who want to communicate the gospel more effectively and share their faith with confidence. It establishes a reasonable foundation for the truth of the Christian worldview, and it uses this solid platform to talk about the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It […]

The Very Best Place to Be

Written by: Bill Elliff There are some wonderful places to be in life. Home for Christmas. In a delivery room at the birth of your child. Sitting in a concert with your favorite musicians. Each spot brings its own joy. But there is simply no better place than God’s presence. The Psalmist recognizes this in […]

What Does Revival Look Like?

If you study the history of revival, there are common denominators: a return to first love, a return to the authority of Scripture, and an elevation of prayer. While we have seen a few breezes of revival at Sherwood, I would not say we have seen revival on the scales I read about. There is […]

What Is God Looking For?

Read Luke 13:6-9 “Seeking fruit.” These words describe what the Lord Jesus is looking for in the lives of His people. how patiently He cares for the tree, hoping that the fruit will appear. But if it does not appear, He will not permit it to take up space! What a warning to us. What […]