Saturday, August 29, 2015

Superficial Peace

“It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn't call you there so you could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace.” ~ Francis Chan (Forgotten God: Reversing Our Tragic Neglect of the Holy Spirit)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lay Up Treasure

"To lay up treasure on Earth is a thing as expressly and clearly forbidden by our Master as either adultery or murder." ~ John Wesley

Thursday, August 27, 2015

You Are Not Alone

"As a follower of Jesus—whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever your circumstances—you are not alone. He is with you in the midst of your service, in the face of uncertainty, or in the moment of crisis." ~ Jesse C. Middendorf

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Unlimited Supply of Love

"Only God can supply that love that we must have for our fellowman. We will never build brotherhood of man upon earth until we are believers in Christ Jesus. The only true cohesive power in the world is Christ. He alone can bind human hearts together in genuine love." ~ Billy Graham

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

God's Provision

"If God calls on you today to share your resources with another, you must not say, “I can’t, Lord, because I don’t know where my own provisions are coming from.” Yes, you do know where they’re coming from. They’re coming from God. You may not know the form this provision will take, but you do know the Source. Like the poor widow who had no cash reserves, you know that God will take care of you, even if there are no visible resources." ~ Randy Alcorn

Monday, August 24, 2015

Spirit Led Cultures

"...when pastors and church leaders develop Spirit-led cultures that connect people to Christ, community and their calling, pastor and church staff burnout becomes obsolete as vibrant members of the body of Christ actively pray, grow, serve and give." ~ Jason Pankau and Michael Lee Stallard

Live Out HIS Teaching

“Jesus clearly instructed his followers that a crucial part of their Christian life was living out his teachings in everyday life and sharing the good news of faith with others. Not being willing to talk to my faith would mean disregarding his specific teaching.” ~ Ben Carson (Take the Risk, p. 132)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Choosing a Life...

"Following Jesus means choosing a life of self-sacrifice, self-denial, and service." ~ Kerry Willis

Because You Were There

"The mark of effective church is not how many people come, but how many people who live differently as a result of having been there!" ~ Priscilla Shirer

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Potential for Good or Evil

"Water is a gift of God. Used properly, it gives life. Out of control, it floods, drowns, and destroys. Fire is a gift of God. Out of control, it brings horrible destruction and death. The greater a thing's potential for good when used rightly, the greater its potential for evil when used wrongly. So it is with money—it has vast potential to be used for either good or evil." ~ Randy Alcorn, (Money, Possessions and Eternity)

Friday, August 21, 2015

When Real Life Begins...

“For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin – real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time to still be served a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” ~ Alfred Souza

Definition of Church

"Jesus’ definition of church is “the called out ones who are sent.” That’s what church means." ~ David Busic

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Performance Vs. Worship

"Performance has replaced worship. We no longer have worshipers but rather observers and spectators who sit in awe of the performance.....Just because you tack the word 'worship' onto a phrase does not mean that it is worship acceptable to God." ~ A.W. Tozer

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Don't Delay

"There may be some issue where God is calling you to surrender. I don’t know what you may be struggling with, but whatever it is, let me just encourage you: Don’t delay obedience." ~ Nancy Leigh DeMoss