Posts Tagged "Church"

Recognizing Greatness

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Recognizing Greatness

It was January 12th, 2007, on a cold winter morning in a Washington, D.C. Metro station. A man was actually playing a violin for the roughly 1000 people who walked by during rush hour. Hardly anyone noticed him. In fact, Gene Weingarten, who wrote the piece for the Washington Post said, “Three minutes went by before something happened. Sixty-three people had already passed when, finally, there was a breakthrough of sorts. A middle-age man altered his gait for a split second, turning his head to notice that there seemed to be some guy playing music. Yes, the man kept walking, but it was...

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Feeding the Sheep or Amusing Goats

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Feeding the Sheep or Amusing Goats

Charles Spurgeon once gave a sermon he titled, “Feeding the Sheep or Amusing Goats” We have lot of churches in America that are more concerned with numbers than the New Testament. Norman Geisler and Jason Jimenez put it this way, “The truth is church isn’t about the individual; it’s about the person of Jesus Christ. But many people today have made church into a social club and are more concerned with image and size than about the gospel of Christ.” 1 Yes it is important to be attractive to the community, but not at the cost of the Gospel. Can a church focus on the person of...

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Missing in Action-Twenty Somethings

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Knowing for Sure Blog, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Missing in Action-Twenty Somethings

David Kinnaman wrote, “We are at a critical point in the life of the North American church; the Christian community must rethink our efforts to make disciples. Many of the assumptions on which we have built our work with young people are rooted in modern, mechanistic, and mass production paradigms. Some (though not all) ministries have taken cues from the assembly line, doing everything possible to streamline the manufacture of shiny new Jesus-followers, fresh from the factory floor. But disciples cannot be mass-produced. Disciples are handmade, one relationship at a time.” 1 I have seen and...

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