If you want to build a ship, don’t summon people to buy wood, prepare tools, distribute jobs and organize the work, rather teach people the yearning for the wide, boundless ocean.
(Where both spouses are in church) 1. Prayer Each spouse should seek daily time before God in prayer, reading the Scriptures and asking Him for the ability to grow in Christ-like attitudes and actions. 2. No Contact The unfaithful spouse must have no contact whatsoever with the third party. Like an addiction, the only way… Continue reading Counseling Adultery In The Church
The softminded man always fears change. He feels security in the status quo, and he has an almost morbid fear of the new. For him the greatest pain is the pain of a new idea… The softminded man always wants to freeze the moment and hold life in the gripping yoke of sameness.
The Book, “Essential Church? Reclaiming a Generation of Dropouts” by authors, Thom S. Rainer and Sam Rainer III, identifies seven sins of dying churches that serve as the driving factors behind losing the generational battle – the battle for every generation to see the significance of the church. Sin 1: Doctrine Dilution “Teaching anything less… Continue reading Seven Sins of Dying Churches
TEHRAN, IRAN (Worthy News)– A well-known Iranian pastor faces execution after two judges agreed to make him “liable to capital punishment,” as part of a crackdown on the growing Protestant church movement in the Islamic nation, Worthy News and its parner agency BosNewsLife learned Tuesday, July 13. Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was detained in June along… Continue reading Iranian Pastor Facing Execution
Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not; it is the first lesson that ought to be learned; and however early a man’s training begins, it is probably the last… Continue reading Quoted: Thomas H. Huxley on Education’s Value
Ignorant sins? Deep, forgotten wounds? Tue, Aug 24 2010 BERLIN (Reuters) – A Polish man living in Germany went about his business for about five years without noticing he had been shot in the head because he was drunk when it happened. Police in the western city of Bochum said on Tuesday doctors found a… Continue reading Man, shot in head, notices five years later
I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or… Continue reading Quoted: A. W. Tozer on Longing for God
Written by Myron Powell 1 John 5:14-15 (NKJV) Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.… Continue reading Praying the Will of God
This article can be used for numerous cases as a sermon illustration: not realizing a brother/sister has fallen away until it’s already too late. the reality of calamity and trial in our lives… How grief adds to grief. Job? any other ideas? Fri, Aug 20 2010 PARIS (Reuters) – A French woman discovered her 42-year-old… Continue reading Woman buries brother, discovers dead son