No Fruit, No Root…

“We tend to think of self-control as a strictly human enterprise, but Scripture describes self-control as a product of being connected to God. It’s something that grows when your life is rooted in divine reality. In fact, if it’s missing, your faith may be a ruse. No fruit, no root.” ~ Drew Dyck

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“Oh—if there’s one thing us youth pastors and leaders need to work on…to work hard at, to work relentlessly at…it is to guard our hearts. Because the work that God is doing in us is more important than the work he is doing through us. If you want to have a great ministry, then before […]

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“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 […]

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“Here’s the question you must ask yourself about the effectiveness of your youth ministry: Will your students stand firmly for Christ long after they have left the protective environment of your youth ministry? We’re not in the business of running successful youth groups. We’re not called by Jesus to build large numbers that will impress people. […]

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“When you’ve been raised in or around the church, it’s very easy to take in a whole lot of head knowledge and intellectualize your faith. It’s easy to follow a bunch of Christian rules and just strive to be a better person. There comes a point, however, when you look deeper and realize that this […]

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“Much of the American church has abandoned the idea that people’s desires need to be transformed. Instead, we try to figure out what people desire, and then we tell them that Jesus is the way to get it. That’s how we get people to come to our churches. But we rarely get to the place […]

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“The fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, etc.) is impossible to manifest by yourself. These things only come about in the context of relationship. That’s why Jesus sent out His disciples 2 by 2…that’s why He sends the church out as a body. Because He’s not just revealed by you or me individually. […]