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“Success seems to be the ‘golden calf’ of the American church. These days, we measure the success of a church by the 3 B’s…buildings, bodies, and budget. When those 3 things reach a certain number, we equate that with a successful ministry. But if we measured Jesus’ earthly ministry by that standard, He would be […]

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“Much of Christianity now in America is really moralistic, therapeutic deism. We appeal to people with the idea of making your life better…that the goal of the gospel is to make you better, to make your marriage better, your finances better, your circle of friends better, and to make you more happy and fulfilled. But […]

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“I believe one of the reasons why so many today are rejecting what Christians have to say is because they sense that a lot of Christian talk nowadays isn’t authentic. We as believers today don’t do a good enough job of thinking and listening before we speak. We are quick to tell people that ‘Jesus […]

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“My advice to the American church would be simply this: you don’t have to be so scared. Sometimes you can lose legislative force and political force, and yet not lose the force of the gospel. Classical historians are still baffled at how the early church completely transformed the Roman Empire with no political or legislative […]

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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 world doesn’t properly learn about God by watching Christian movies or shows…the world learns about God by watching Christians. And the notion that we can live any kind of way, but make a really good movie and it have the effect of leading people to Christ…is pretty darn silly.” ~ Phil Vischer

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“There’s a lot of talk about what it means to be a radical Christian. The most radical thing any Christian can do is walk intimately with God, speaking and listening to him every day.” ~ Brandon Adams

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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. […]

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“The fact that God gives us the freedom to make choices doesn’t diminish His sovereignty or authority. God, in His sovereignty, didn’t ordain which choices you would make, but rather ordained that you would be free to make them. Anyone who is not sovereign would be afraid to do this.” ~ A.W. Tozer