Month: July 2013
“The poor will be with you always” Jesus said, but I’m sure He could have added, the stupid vision killers will pursue you always…
As much as we would love to send to some of these to Gitmo for vision espionage, we simply don’t have that authority…sadly. But, if we give their voice weight, they will keep looking for opportunities to complain.
Naysayers and complainers don’t have a desire to help ini what they say, they are looking for a platform that will hear them and respond. It makes them feel empowered.
There are two types of people that claim to be ‘Christians…
These are the people that are genuinely sold out for Jesus. They screw it up sometimes, but they follow Jesus as very best as they know how. They’re like the disciples in Jesus’ day. They follow Him, they glorify him, they let his glory shine through them, and they don’t mind admitting when they screw it up.
… a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. (John 5:3, 4 NKJV)
Our towns are full of those who sick, blind and lost. And I really believe God wants to visit each with the power of the Gospel.
But God moves through the obedience of those who hear His voice and follow. We can be doing all the “right” things with the right people but in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Then we become discouraged when we don’t see the moves of God.
I enjoy speaking and preaching in our church. Honestly, though, for years it was difficult to get ahead in thought and stay focused with a simple plan for each sermon.
Yeah I know, I took homiletics too. However, I’m a very simple guy that needs a simple but effective thought process that allows me to pray and study through a subject and stay on point all the way through.
A couple of years ago I “discovered” (only by God’s mercy on a simple minded leader) a process I have found to be very powerful.
Understanding all great sermons need a great story, intro and powerful closing, the body of the sermon is where these points are indispensable to me…
A simple assimilation process is absolutely vital for any church to see sustained growth. Here’s the one I’ve seen work so well, and you can customize it for your church quite easily. It covers the 3 things that we’re called to do as the church, but lets you fill in the blanks according to your culture, community, and context.
It has three steps…