Seems like some places of worship these days are focusing on “eye appeal.” Ok, nothing wrong with that I guess. These days, “the un-initiated” do need to be amazed/entertained in order to keep them coming back.
To me, it seems like that is now the focus in some places of worship…entertainment. I can just picture Russell Crowe “Are you not entertained?”
Trying to make church cool…bright lights, fancy stage designs, fog, etc. Cool if you are winning the lost doing exterior outreach. Go out and get them/win them, and when they come, then entertain 😂😂
“Feed my sheep “
2 operating systems I’ve systems in my 20 years in/around ministry :
1) “If it is not winning souls, we are not doing it ”
2) “The bottom line is money.”
In number 1, an additional teaching was “money follows ministry.” In number 2, money tended to be often lacking in supply and was often being taught about.
Presence not presents
Is God so impersonal that He only wants us talking to Him when we are bringing Him our lists or prayer needs? Is it just me or have we been ingrained to labor for hours in prayer for our needs. Wouldn’t He rather just spend those hours fellowshipping with us than listening to whining and rambling? Am I the only one who has had to spend hours in prayer over things just to find myself coming up with a 100 ways to prayer the same thing? Wouldn’t He rather us, His kids, just enjoy His company vs begging Him for an answer? If you have ever seen the movie ‘The Shack” do you think there is any possible truth to the fellowship with The Father portrayed in that movie? Yes, it was fictional, but just think about it…
Do you like hearing your own kids whine for hours until they get there way or do you just prefer spending time with them chatting about their day? Hmmmm…
I better go pray about this….be back in a few hours…
Arizonans for Children is in need of 5,000 Christmas presents for this years Christmas Party for youths in foster care. Would you be a blessing for youths in foster care this year? Donations are needed by December 5th, 2017 and can be delivered to:
Arizonans for Children
1112 W. Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Would you host a toy drive for us at your business? Here is a flyer you can print out:
Mentors needed for youths in foster care. Time commitment is 8 hours a month for 1 year. Youths in care need consistency in their life as they often have to move to new placements. Mentors get to take the youths out of the placement for fun and educational activities. More info at http://arizonansforchildren.org/page/mentor
1) It’s a good thing the 3 are 1. Imagine talking to God and Jesus getting jealous, or talking to Jesus and God getting jealous. If you had 3 good friends but you only hung out and talked with one, surely the other 2 would feel left out. I’m sure glad the 3 are 1 😂😂😂
2) When talking to God (Jesus or Holy Spirit 😂😂), you don’t have to say “goodbye” at the end of the conversation…He’s not going anywhere and you are never away from His presence. Also, you don’t have to “hang up” or “disconnect” the call. There’s no limits on the minutes…no calling plan. The only person(s) you will never have to say goodbye to.