"It is ingrained in us that we have to do exceptional things for God - but we do not. We have to be exceptional in the ordinary things of life, and holy on the ordinary streets, among ordinary people - and this is not learned in five minutes." Oswald Chambers Discipleship is a process. It's moment by moment. It's the ordinary things that produce the character necessary to support the Great Moments. The exceptional things [...]
Since I shared yesterday about checking the motives of our heart, I thought I'd treat you to a ministry reality check. If you are a pastor or have been in ministry you will enjoy this. If you are not, then maybe not so much. This post comes from Perry Noble entitled "What they really mean..." Check it out HERE. What are the real motives behind your words? What are the real motives behind your actions?
What is the future of the Church in America? How are we reaching the men of our culture? Where are the good soldiers? There is a shifting going on in our churches and culture causing people to long and looking for something more. Some have a growing discontent and a division is happening between those who want to attend church and those who are looking to be the church. There is a battle to strip away [...]
My heart is weighing heavy on me this morning as I pray for some friend. My meditation today was on two passages of scripture. "...whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." John 15:5 (ESV) "Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails..." 1 Corinthians 13:7-8 (ESV) I am concerned about the [...]
CHURCH LEADERSHIP: What motivates our decisions? So You Don't Want To Go To Church Anymore - by Wayne Jacobsen and Dave Coleman www.jakecolsen.com As I write this series I realize I will not be doing so in any chronological or orderly way. These just happen to be my thoughts for the day, generated from my life as it connects with this book. The following, taken from the book on page 109 had a profound impact on [...]