The recent events politically and culturally have left a very divided society. Adding social media to the mix, where anyone can offer a critique at any given time leaves us with a critical spirit and a divided nation. This cultural phenomenon has occupied my thoughts for some time now. Maybe I can share a few since it potentially has a tremendous impact on all of us.
Back in 1973 Paul Kurtz and Edwin H. Wilson wrote what we know as the Humanist Manifesto II. The Church did not pay much attention to it. The movement actually began in 1933 with the writing of the 1st Manifesto. We paid no attention to it since Christianity dominated the scene. However, it was a religious humanism that began to infect the education system and even the church.
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I grew up on a small dairy farm in Mississippi. My Vision beginning in 1950 at age 13, “to get off the farm”. My first step was to graduate from high school. However, I clearly remember the week of depression after graduation. Then followed a hard 5 years with very limited money to graduate from Mississippi State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. The same week of depression occurred. As life progressed I found that as I met one goal I was immediately faced with another one, most of the time harder.
Let me introduce Ezra who lived after Queen Esther. This Old Testament Scribe had an ultimate life purpose “to study the word of God, practice it and to teach it“. A Because he had this purpose, about 455 BC he left Persia and went to Jerusalem. He had an impact on the people…
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Sunday – The Hub: Jesus the Center
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come; Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me
Making Jesus central in your life every day is an act of your will. Surrendering totally to the authority and lordship of Jesus may be at conversion or after some months or even years. God creates within you the desire to do what He wants you to do in order to express His lordship in your…
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ACTS 20:16-21.. 20 … I did not shrink back from proclaiming to you anything that was profitable or from teaching it to you in public and from house to house. 21 I testified to both Jews and Greeks about repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus.
On his 3rd missionary journey Paul left his home church at Antioch in Syria and traveled west to Corinth and then returned eastward hoping to reach Jerusalem by the day of Pentecost v.16. He was traveling by ship that stopped at Miletus and the elders of the church at Ephesus met them there v.17.
Paul reminded the elders of his being with them about 3 years serving the Lord with humility, tears and trials vv.18-19. He proclaimed everything they needed for life and holiness, teaching it to them in public assemblies and from house to house v.20. He…
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“We are in a crisis of leadership. While the problems of the world continue to press in on our society, there is a growing distrust of leaders. The solution to many of our problems rests with our leadership, but our people often no longer trust those who have authority. (Designed to Lead by Eric Greiger and Kevin Peck)
I’m a Christian leader, an active member of my local church. I love the role God has designed for me. Yet, with the significant challenges in our world, we all sometimes wonder what we can do individually to impact our world for Christ. My church has a culture, (the way we do it around here). That culture, influences our community our country and our world.
“A failure to equip people for ministry results in an unhealthy church. A lack of conviction for equipping results in an immature body of believers.” Further…
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Let’s assume you are responsible to set the ethical standard and character development where you work. Let’s also assume you are responsible to lead a world-wide movement to improve the ethical decisions of business and church leaders world-wide. In your current role you may be a leader in your company. You may be a Board Member at church or even the Pastor. Or, you volunteer at your church or community service organization. Let’s give you a title. Let’s call you God’s chosen servant called to make a difference.
You are called by God just like Moses, Caleb, Joshua and many other Biblical leaders to lead and influence people world-wide. You have a grass roots, one on one role to influence each and every person you communicate with. “The average American will meet ten thousand people in their lifetime. That’s a lot of folks. But, if every one of you changed…
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Originally posted on Unashamed of Jesus:
“I looked, and there was no one to help, And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold; So My own arm brought salvation to Me, And My wrath upheld Me. Isaiah 63:5 Its very simple, We…