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Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Life
“God hates visionary dreaming; it makes the dreamer proud and pretetsious. The man who fashions a visionary ideal of community demand that it be realized by God, by others, and by himself. He enter he community of Christians with his demands, sets up his own law, and judges the brethren and God Himself accordingly. He stands adamant, a living reproach to all others in the circle of brethren. He acts as if he is the creator of the Christian community, as if his dream binds men together. When things do not go his way, he calls the effort a failure. When his ideal picture is destroyed, he sees the community going to smash. So he becomes, first an accuser of his brethren an accuser of God, and finally the despairing accuser of himself.” (27-8)
James Emery White Life-Defining Moments.
Every life is defined by two movements of time, but most of us are aware only of one. We are born, we live, and we die. That is our lifetime. The Bible soberly notes that we are promised three scored years and ten, and those boundaries have et to be moved with an great success.
There is, however, another great sweep of time that transcend the limits of hours or days….Beyond the time that defines the parameters of a life, there is a time that defines the outcome of a life.
This reality was better understood by the ancient Greeks than by us moderns. Beyond having a word for the common passage of time, chronos, form which we get our word chronological,” they made use of another term, kairos, for which we have no counterpart in the English language. Kairos speaks to the quality and content of time itself, independent of its actual length…..Kairos is time filled with opportunity, a moment pregnant with eternal significance and possibility. It is a point of time that demand action, a space of time in which life-determining decisions are made. (3)
Stuart Briscoe. Vital Truths to Shape Your Life.
“Perhaps God’s people can speak out winsomely and compellingly and cast some sweetness and cast some light on the troubled waters of our culture’s values.” (20)
(When our topics hit on euthanasia, gay, lesbian, transgender, abortion, etc.)
Leonard Sweet. Faithquakes.
“An AncientFuture Faith is as much remembered as it is imagined. If postmodern means anything, it means a new openness to the past and to the authority of tradition in the future. It was the Modern era that thought it was the only age to know anything. Memory provides identity. Loss of memory means loss of identity, perhaps the most serious outcome of the modernization of religion.
Hence, AncientFuture. Time moves backwards as well as forward—as we recognize he future in the past, and he pastness of the present. An AncientFuture faith yokes yesterday to today trough a future filled with with new-old thinking, living, and moving. (19) --collide old-fashionedness with new-fangledness.—
“In the modern era the arts were demoted in favor of the sciences and other industrial and military spheres of endeavor. Now even theologians are proposing that theology works better as an art than as the “science” or “history” it often became in the modern era. Those who actually do theology are the true artists and artisans—those who create not only for pleasure but for use.”(92)
“Stop trying to be everything to everybody, and carve a
niche for your church from your surroundings. Target the audience God is
calling you to serve, contextualize your ministries and functions to this
audience, and be faithful to this mission. No church, no community can meet all
the needs of any community. No church, no community can write a formulaic
“how-to” program that will work across the board. Every target audience must
write its own formulas.
Thriving Christians become sensitive to the needs of the culture that gives them shelter and the needs of individuals both within and without shelter. After all, the only alternative to a needed ministry—a ministry to the needs people have in their lives—in an unneeded ministry.” (90)
Art Buchwald: “Whether these are the worst of times or the best of times, they are the only times we have.”
Henry Blackaby. Created
to be God’s Friend.
To have urgency will bring a willingness to obey God quickly. To know that what is done with God will last gives urgency to setting priorities and living with intentional focus and certainly not to waste live or to live life carelessly.” (8)
Jurgen Moltmann: “The present time of believers is no longer determined by the past. It takes its definition from the future.”
Gary Chapman. The Five Love Languages of
“Allowing the teen to sit with friends rather than family at the theatre or church, if accompanied by an expression of love, is a way of both affirming independence and meeting the teen’s need for love.” (163-64)
The behavioral characteristics which accompany the teens search for independence normally cluster around the following areas:
The desire for personal space, emotional space, social independence, intellectual independence. (165-178)
“Creating an atmosphere where their teenagers can develop social, intellectual, and emotional independence is one of the parents’ greatest gifts to teenagers.” (178)
George Barna. A Fish Out
“Leading for the applause of the world is about gaining popularity, making money, taking over the market share, leaving a legacy. Leading for God is about obedience to his vision and principles.” (191)
John R. W. Stott. Christian Mission in the Modern
“The historical Christ is the contemporary Christ. In New Testament terms, the fundamental affirmation is that “Jesus is Lord.’. . .it is an essentially Christian affirmation, for no one can make it but by the illumination of the Holy Spirit.”
(49) cf. 1 Cor. 12:3
“It comes more natural for us to shout the gospel at people from a distance than to involve ourselves deeply in their lives, to think ourselves into their culture and their problems, and to feel with them in their pains. Yet this implication of the Lord’s example is inescapable.” (25)
“Our personal witness does indeed corroborate the witness of the biblical authors, especially that of the apostles. But theirs is the primary witness, for they were ‘with Jesus’ and knew him, and they have borne witness to what they heard with their ears and saw with their eyes. Our witness is always secondary to theirs.” (48)
(fbcgalt: we have the opportunity to quote those primary witnesses, to speak of their accounts and thus express our confidence in the apostolic witness.)
Cynthia D. Scott and Dennis T. Jaffe. Managing Change at Work.
Being a leader during change is not easy. Different management skills are needed. Less hands-on control and more “framing” and “bridging” occurs.” (73)
Julie Morenstern. Time
Management from the Inside Out.
“You can learn some skills and modify some behaviors, but
you can’t really change your essence—and you shouldn’t.” (12-13)
likes and dislikes, natural habits, needs, and desires. Time management principles for our 40 Day frame
Geoghegan, Jeffrey, and Michael Homan. The Bible for Dummies.
According to the Bible for Dummies, “The word witness, similar to the legal definition, means “to testify.” Yet, because many early Christians experienced severe persecution for their testimony about Jesus, the Greek word for witness—martyros (English “martyr”)—has come to denote someone who dies for his or her beliefs.” (300)
Kirk Nowery. The
Stewardship of Life.
“Leading someone to follow Christ wholeheartedly is
”To make a disciple is to guide a new or immature believer to spiritual maturity.” (42)
In sharing from his ‘stewardship of influence’, Kirk Nowery …that we all influence how others will think, feel, speak, and act. (44-8) “By what you do and say, by how you act and react, by the attitudes you display, others will see Him either honored or dishonored.” (44)
Steve Martin. Pure Drivel
”Writing is one of the most easy, pain-free, and happy ways to pass the time in all the arts.” (5)
Lyle E. Schaller. The Interventionist.
“As the years turn into decades and time passes, internal pressures often force three organizing principles to the top of the congregational agenda. These are to take better care of (1) today’s members, (2) the children of today’s members, and (3) the real estate. That natural, normal, and predictable tendency of institutions to become increasingly self-centered is one of the basic arguments for planting new congregations organized around outreach. That predictable tendency also helps to explain why a higher level of competence is required of the pastor who is asked to “renew” an old established congregation thank is required of the pastor who goes out to plant a new mission.”
Darrell W. Robinson People Sharing Jesus.
“God has empowered each of us with the ability to communicate. We can communicate about Jesus. By listening, creating a rapport, and sharing in a non-threatening way, any Christian can effectively witness.” (3)
G. William Schweer. Personal
Evangelism for Today.
“Modeling must begin with the pastor. Responsibility extends to staff members and other leaders as well, but the pastor’s model is crucial. Since he is chief trainer, results can be meager if he does not demonstrate fruitful evangelism on a consistent basis. The trainees must know that he practices what he preaches and engages in what he teaches. He will take them no farther than he has gone. His teaching must have credibility based on performance.” (178)
Coach Floyd Eby. Calling
God’s Tower…Come In, Please!
“The only effective counseling I can offer is to give a person an opportunity to join the family of God then continue to encourage them to grow spiritually, or get close to God, or get to know Him better, and better, or become a real close friend of Jesus, or increase their faith. If they follow this advice, and live by it regularly and consistently, then God will change their lives and the problems will be shouldered by Jesus.” (211)
Steve J. Lawson Made in Our Image. Sisters, OR: Multnomah Publishers, Inc. 2000.
“Vandalizing God’s image—not with spray cans or permanent markers, but with loose thinking, partial truths, and bad theology—is at the center of every sin.” (32)
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