A Christian Atheist is someone who believes in God, but lives as though He doesn’t exist. Someone who has gone to church for years but realizes their relationship with God has done nothing to change how they lived. Read… The Way It Could Be » 25 Ways to Become a Christian Atheist.
“There is a great difference between working for God and working with God… God hides what He’s doing from the know-it-alls and is pleased to reveal them to the “little ones”—the humble. Ministry must never be the overflow of someone full of themselves! It is the little ones who know themselves to be empty andContinue reading “Burn-out Isn’t Necessary « Alan Fadling: Notes from my Unhurried Journey”
If your church is over 20 years old and you’ve made no disciples, you know your focus is off.
Discipleship Plan: Research has demonstrated that churches identified as “vibrant” were far more likely to have a discipleship process that was communicated with clarity, a process where members could understand where they were and what step they needed to take next to continue along the path of spiritual development. (Thom Rainer/Eric Geiger in Simple Church)Continue reading “Vibrant Churches: Discipleship Plan”
What words of encouragement or affirmation do you want to hear today? Who needs to hear them from you? Read… Waiting For Good Words « Alan Fadling: Notes from my Unhurried Journey.
As religious tensions grow over the coming presidential election and domestic cultural issues involving perceived legislation of morality, the media will find more zealous Christians reacting to the issues of the day whose extreme positions will further divide the evangelical church into radical positions, and turn away seekers looking for a peaceful resolution to theContinue reading “The Devil Will Play a Trick on The Church – Don Miller”
So many of us cavalierly gloss over what God has done and zero in on what we’re to do, and that shift, though it might seem slight, makes all the difference in the world. Our obedience has its origin in God’s prior action, and forgetting that truth results in self-righteousness, pride, and despair. Read… BeContinue reading “Be Who You Are”
As lovers of an all-powerful God, let us be prepared to love people in their pain by empathetically and mercifully pointing them to a God who is in control. Read… What to Say About Virginia Tech – Desiring God.
What if it feels like God isn’t hearing our prayers? These are some possible hindrances to prayer. They will challenge you. They certainly challenged me. “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderfulContinue reading “Your Prayers Not Heard?”
Prepare to be fired up and ignited with truth… Jim Cymbala: “My House Shall Be A House of Prayer”