Most organizations only see the bird they have in their hand. this is my bird! I will hang onto it. We get paralyzed. We clutch at the familiar because we can’t see the alternatives. WE have to make change more exciting than standing pat. You have to create new alternatives. Wherever you see innovation at […]
Write something about our death to self and new life in Christ. Use examples of things that die and new life is produced as a result, after fire, changing of seasons, pruning.
“But dont tell me that this is a love story. This is a lust story. You have to get to know someone to really be in love with them. Otherwise, its just hormones. Good luck with everything after.” — Jeff Overstreet, Christianity Today on the movie Twilight
You can teach what you know, but you can only reproduce who you are. –Jonathan McKee
Illustration — Rub your eyes, ask God to see your full potential, through His eyes.
Write something on what God sees as true fasting using Isaiah 58 as a reference. “On the day of your fasting, you do as you please and exploit all your workers.” (v. 3)
Write something with regards to Isaiah 56:9-12, and beyond. It talks about the wicked and how they are as lazy as dogs, lacking knowledge, with great appetites, “they never have enough.” Each seeks his own gain, similar to the individualism of our culture. As well it describes how they wish to party and have fun, […]
Write something on the necessity of being faithful and loyal to the authority figures over us, whether we agree with what they believe and do or not. Esther 2.22 –> Mordecai warned King Xerxes about the plot to kill him.
Write something on the need to have fellowship each week with other Christians as instructed by God. “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” — Hebrews 10:25
Write something about the need people must have for marrying people who have committed their lives to Christ. They must not marry someone who is not a Christian. Prove this teaching by referring to the fall of the Israelite kingdom after King Solomon, the wisest man of the world, married foreign women and was led […]