“Sir, I have a very stern word for you word from God: Put your own house in order before you try and help somebody else. Sir, if you’ve got nothing good to say about South Africa, then with due respect shut up! Let’s see this country change in a day,” evangelist Angus Buchan said.
I have yet to hear from anyone who drinks how alcohol enhances anything or blesses anyone.
It sounds innocent enough, but this is secretly an insidious phrase.
The seeds of lust can be planted in the mind of a child years before acting on them.
What is it that sets apart the kids who stay in the church?
“Jesus is not a western, blond hair, blue-eyed surfer dude American….He’s a middle eastern, dark-skinned rabbi.”
“You can’t really become the leader that God intends you to be until you first become the follower that God wants you to be.”
“You’d be hard-pressed to find any other preacher in the last 500 years who is so Christo-centric.”
“I’m really trying to undo—if you will, completely, audaciously, perhaps ridiculously—500 years-worth of Bible tradition and paradigm, which we need to distinguish from the Bible itself."
“We have normally pointed the finger outside the church and said ‘It’s the culture. It’s against us.’…But actually, the more we’ve looked into it...some of the problem is within the church itself, and specifically, historically, what the church has done with the Bible in the modern period."
“What you have to do as a pastor is you have to set aside your ego—you are not God’s gift to the world."
A friendship with a fellow co-worker turned into a mutual attraction. I tried to pray it away. I tried ignoring it...