“Today value is increasingly measured by publicity, not privacy, and we are losing sight of the truth that genuine intimacy requires secrecy. This cultural desire to be seen makes us approve Jesus’ call to, ‘Let your light shine before others’......but we forget that in the same sermon Jesus said, ‘Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them.’~ Skye
It’s okay to be honest about how you feel during the holidays. Just ask Mr. Rogers...and Jesus.
“It’s imperative that you spend time alone with God every day. This is not a ‘study time’ to write a message for others to hear. It’s not a daily task so that you can check something off your to-do list. Nor should it be done so that you can tell others you had your quiet time. It’s a time when you stop to pause and
“If you do not have a heart of integrity, you will never have a ministry of integrity. The ministry that you have—the words that you speak—in the end can only come from a heart that is right with God. If you’re faking it… if you’re pretending… if you have a divided heart… then you won’t be able to fool people for long. You might look
”Hypocrisy isn’t really about the absence of sin...it’s about the absence of honesty. We as the church shouldn’t be trying be display perfection...we just need to point others to the Perfect One...and then display progression.” ~ Lisa Fields
“It is better to be divided by truth than united in error. It is better to speak truth that hurts and then heals than to speak a lie. It is better to be hated for telling the truth than to be loved for telling a lie. It is better to stand alone with truth than to be wrong with the multitude.” ~ Adrian Rogers
"I think one of the great strengths of the church is when it serves as an oasis within the culture, and offers a distinctive alternative to the prevailing values surrounding it. Unfortunately, the attitude in many modern churches is, 'No, we need to be just like the culture in order to draw as many as we can.' But when you don't offer people something that
That was a question posed to our congregation a couple of Sundays ago, via a message preached by my Dad. In short, Dad challenged us to dismantle our religious barriers and take the gospel to those that religion would disqualify, those that don’t fit our “churchy mold”, those that we wouldn’t want other churchfolk to see us hanging with…you get the idea, don’t you? I