There’s a disquiet in my soul.
I can’t explain it, but it troubles me.
The promises of the Bible are nothing more than God’s covenant to be faithful to His people. It is His character that makes these promises valid.
The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.
― Brennan Manning (via theillusivedream)
Tonight we are presenting the Sabbath. Please pray that those who have been attending will be convicted by this precious truth!
Some of you know that I’m in St.Louis for field school. That basically means that I’m learning how to conduct an evangelistic series. To that end, I’ve been assigned to preach a 5 week series.
It’s been a challenge. This city has been resistant to the Adventist message due to it being a Catholic stronghold and the fact that the members of the SDA church here, all 1100 of them in the city, have never done public evangelism on this scale.
Studying SDA history has shown that when we started as a movement, but when the church stops and starts focusing internally rather than externally, it ceases to be a movement and dies.
I’ve been to many countries and churches, and it pains me to see that our churches are dying off, mostly due to age and irrelevance.
I still believe that God will grow His church, but there has to be a point where those of us who have been blessed with the Gospel, blessed with the peace and freedom it brings…should share it with passion and boldness!
But we’re too busy…
As for me, I refuse stand put. I refuse to watch my beloved church fade into obscurity! While I’m here I’m gonna preach with everything that I have! I’m gonna pray, pray and then pray some more! I’m gonna stretch myself because I count it all joy to serve my God in anyway I can!
Only to God be the glory…
One of my favorite bible verses!
Amy and Brad’s wedding! AKA mini Southern reunion