Church Leadership

The Epistle of Jeremiah the Prophet to the Modern Church – We Did It to Ourselves

Search yourself. Be honest. Don’t be afraid. Don’t hold back. Shine the light into the darkest parts of yourself. Question what you have come to believe. Put to the test the foundations of your faith. Examine the way you live out God’s truth. Covered by the grace of God through the blood of His Son allow the Holy Spirit to guide you, to convict you as you contemplate the following statement…

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The Epistle of Jeremiah the Prophet to the Modern Church – Thirst

His title is The Most Interesting Man in the World (If you don’t know him click for videos) He is best known for his catchphrase, “Stay thirsty my friends.”  He peddles beer, he doesn’t always drink beer but when he does, he has his brand.  I don’t always drink beer. As a matter of fact I don’t drink much beer at all. I really don’t like beer although a few times a year on a hot day I have been known to have one and actually enjoy it. I know as a good Christian I should be a teetotaler, but I’m not a Christian at least not in the way we use it in North American, I am a Christ follower. I follow the guy who turned water into wine. By the way, I do like wine with a meal every now and then. Wait, how did I end up talking about alcohol?  Oh yeah, I was talking about The Most Interesting Man in the World and his catchphrase, “Stay thirsty my friends.” I usually find advertising to be misleading but I must admit the product and the catch phrase are 100% on the mark…

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New Year’s Renovation

We all have things we want to change about ourselves, things that we believe would make life better. From the shape of our nose to the contents of our wardrobe, from our home to the car we drive, at some point every one of us has thought that external changes will make internal struggles subside. It is the basis of all marketing: do this and make life better. What if we changed what changes us? What if the eternal influenced the internal which in turn changed the external? What if you/your church made 2023 a year of renovation, not a makeover but instead strip everything back to the footings and rebuild stronger and better than ever before?

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The Epistle of Jeremiah the Prophet to the Modern Church

Before you start looking up this letter in the New Testament, let me save you time: it doesn’t exist. Before you order a copy of the Apocrypha, let me save you money: this letter isn’t in part of it. So where can you find this little known epistle? It’s in the Old Testament but before you open your Bible or conduct an internet search let me warn you: you won’t find it under that name.

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Biblical Math

Let me make this very clear, I am not into numerology. I do not think there is a Bible code to be deciphered that when fully understood and applied releases hidden power or reveals dates and times of future events hidden in the scriptures. I do however, believe there is a mathematical equation that, when understood, reveals formulas for the creation of church the way God intended church to be.

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Insanity

It is a well-known quote frequently attributed to Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, or a number of other people who probably never said it, the definition of insanity is, “Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Has the North American church gone insane?

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