Month: September 2013
My wife loves to put together jigsaw puzzles. I’m not patient enough to always help, but I do try as much as I can stand it. A couple of Sundays we were on the back porch and I was watching Georgie put a puzzle together.
Here are 3 lessons the church can learn:
I was recently watching a History Chanel special on the days of 9/11.
They highlighted many of the issues and misconceptions they feel contributed to the disaster, I think the church could learn some valuable lessons from those…
The US had gotten to the point where we felt we were protected “by the great bodies of water” that bordered our country. So, we never seriously considered a group could infiltrate to that level.
If you lead in a church for any length of time, your borders will be breeched! The enemy will find the weakness in the walls, he will send groups or individuals to cause havoc and fear among you.
Know that you are vulnerable. Have a disaster plan in place. A plan that speaks to issues like: a Rogue leader, the moral failure of a key staff member, etc…
I love simple effective strategies. And the strategy Jesus used to multiply leaders before email, texts, IPads and even printed books was incredibly effective! He did it ole school… #1 Educate (Face to Face) Jesus often took the disciples away to solitary places and taught them the mysteries of the Kingdom. We have to give
…those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word…Philip went to Samaria and preached Christ …And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did… And there was great joy in that city. Acts 8.4-8 NKJ (Shortened by author)
I’ve been thinking on this passage for a couple of days, and the more I read it, the more I see.
My faith is being challenged and vision is being expanded.
Are you willing to believe God, by actually beginning to act in faith on these three components of Kingdom domination displayed by the first church in the book of Acts?