The best investment in the future is a proper influence today.
A careful man I want to be, A little fellow follows me; I do not dare to go astray For fear he’ll go the self-same way. I cannot once escape his eyes. Whate’er he sees me do he tries. Like ME he says he’s going to be – That little chap who follows me. I… Continue reading The Little Chap Who Follows Me
A lot of preaching in our generation at large is good stuff. The greater question: is it God-stuff? There is a big difference between good stuff and God stuff!
Here are the ten most common reasons the dechurched said they left the church between the ages of eighteen and twenty-two: 1. Simply wanted a break from church. 2. Church members seemed judgmental or hypocritical. 3. Moved to college and stopped attending church. 4. Work responsibilities prevented me from attending. 5. Moved too far away… Continue reading Ten Most Common Reasons Young Adults Leave the Church
Google CEO Eric Schmidt states that the only way to erase your past from the Internet is to have your name changed. What an interesting concept! When we are baptized into Christ, we have put on Christ! Many times in scripture, we find the names of people changing due to their encounter with God. Abram… Continue reading Change Your Name to Escape Your Past
The greatest miracle that God can do today is to take an unholy man out of an unholy world, and make that man holy, and put him back into that unholy world and keep him holy in it.
Stage 1–The Empty Pew Sleeping late Weekend visits Excuses No resolve Deepening neglect Stage 2–An Empty Heart No time for God No time for prayer Not interested in the Bible Spiritual cobwebs More excuses Stage 3–An Empty life Influence for God–nil Influence for church–nil Example to children on selecting the best–nil Influence on neighbors–nil Materialism… Continue reading Tragedy in four stages
Excuses are the cradle…that Satan rocks men off to sleep in.
This is a man speaking with a tele-prompter. If not, I would say perhaps a memory lapse caused it… but at 22:30 he begin quoting the Declaration and says, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Mr.… Continue reading President Obama Drops Creator Reference from Declaration of Independence
‘How can we stop the oil gusher?” may have been the question of the summer for most Americans. Yet for many evangelical pastors and leaders, the leaking well is nothing compared to the threat posed by an ongoing gusher of a different sort: Young people pouring out of their churches, never to return. As a… Continue reading The Perils of ‘Wanna be Cool’ Christianity