Facing the Giants

Due to the more recent success of Fireproof, Sherwood Pictures’ other films, Flywheel and Facing the Giants, have garnered more attention. Many people have questions about the other movies. Click on the link below to read an interview Michael Catt did in 2006 about the PG rating on Facing the Giants.  http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1685458/posts 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren […]

Godly Wisdom to Make Your Marriage Work

(This appeared as part of the “Godly Wisdom for a New Millennium Series”.) by Michael Catt Proverbs 24:3, 4 I. The Basis for a Happy HomeA. A home is built by wisdom. The word “built” suggests to restore.B. A home is established by understanding. The word “established” means to set in order.C. A home is […]

"Now, I freely admit that it is impossible to hold a Christian service without an agenda. If order is to be maintained, an order of service must exist somewhere. If two songs are to be sung, someone must know which one is to be sung first, and whether this knowledge is only in someone's head or has been reduced to paper there is indeed a 'program,' however we may dislike to call it that. The point we make here is that in our times the program has been substituted for the Presence. The program rather than the Lord of glory is the center of attraction. So the most popular gospel church in any city is likely to be the one that offers the most interesting program; that is, the church that can present the most and best features for the enjoyment of the public.

"We'll do our churches a lot of good if we each one seek to cultivate the blessed Presence in our services. If we make Christ the supreme and constant object of devotion the program will take its place as a gentle aid to order in the public worship of God. If we fail to do this the program will finally obscure the Light entirely, and no church can afford that.

"Lord, I pray that Christ might always be the center of our worship--never the program. Even if our church is never the largest or most 'exciting,' may we never lose that focus. Amen." - A. W. Tozer



“Things will never be the same–they could actually turn out better.” – Jan Johnson “Change is a process not an event.” – Barbara Johnson “Nothing paralyzes our lives like the attitude that things can never change. We need to remind ourselves that God can change things…outlook determines outcome. If we see only the problems, we […]

Who Says the Bible Is Holy?

84% of U.S. adults90% of women78% of men96% of Blacks83% of Whites and Hispanics54% of Asians90% of those over 4077% of those under 4067% of those 18 to 2338% of self-identified non-Christians 2ProphetU2ProphetU is an online magazine/website, started by Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt, to build up the church, seek revival, and encourage pastors. […]

Name Your Price

According to the Bloomberg News Service, the price tag for every man, woman, and child living in the U.S. is $42,105 based on what “the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve have spent or lent or committed” in new pledges this year. That’s a total of $12.8 trillion–nearly the value of everything the U.S. produced […]

Lazy Days of Summer

(as seen in WORLD Magazine, July 4, 2009) Americans may work hardest but they take summer school vacation more seriously than most, according to The Economist, the Brit-based newsweekly. School Year on Average:South Korea – 220 daysEast Asia – 200+ daysGermany – 200 daysEurope Average – 195 daysU. S. – 180 days Over the course […]

Can We Talk?

Written by: Janie B. Cheaney It’s beautiful, it’s essential, it’s earthy, delicious, funny, filthy. It’s enormously powerful, yet easily crushed. It can be done in less than a minute, yet consumes lifetimes. It can drive one narcissistically inward or fling one gloriously out. It’s generation and completion, also shame and bondage. It starts with s […]

The Folly of Prayer

Practicing the Presence and Absence of God – Matt Woodley. IVP Books. “Prayer doesn’t always operate according to our standards of “wisdom.” Nor does it conform to our expectations or formulas. Sometimes our prayer life leaves us bathed in God’s warmth and safety. At other times we feel abandoned by a mysterious and elusive God. […]

Money and Marriage God’s Way

– Howard Dayton. Moody Publishers. “Some people adopt an ‘It’ll all work out somehow’ attitude toward marriage and finances. But sadly, it often doesn’t work out. Financial woes and marriage troubles can rob couples of precious opportunities to savor the blessings of companionship, family, and peace that God intendes for His people. [This book] will […]

Just Do Something

– Kevin DeYoung. Moody Publishers. “Hyper-spiritual approaches to finding God’s will just don’t work. It’s time to try something new: give up. Pastor and author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through. Too often, he writes, God’s people jump from church to church, […]

The Essential Presence

Written by: Bill Elliff And He said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” And he said to Him, “If your presence will not go with me, do not bring us up from here. For how shall it be known that I have found favor in Your sight, I and […]

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