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  • COTFC shared from Simple Church by Thom. S. Rainer, Eric Geiger
    Mediocrity bothers God because it violates His nature and behavior. God is an excellent God. His character is flawless. Excellence flows from the nature of who God is. Everything God has ever done has been excellent. Creation, the sunset, the ocean, and His resurrection point to His excellent nature.
  • COTFC shared from Vertical Church: What Every Heart Longs for. What Every Church Can Be. by James MacDonald
    • Six thousand churches close their doors every year.9 • Thirty-five hundred Americans leave the church every day. • Only one pastor in ten retires while still in ministry. • Less than 20 percent of Americans attend church regularly. • Only 15 percent of churches in the United States are growing numerically. • Only 2 percent of growing churches are effectively winning converts to Christ. • Only 9 percent of evangelicals tithe to their churches. • Eight hundred new church plants survive each year. • Ten thousand new churches would be needed annually to keep
  • COTFC shared from Who Is This Man?: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus by John Ortberg
    Jesus had no place to lay his head yet became the primary shaper of architecture. We don’t know what Jesus looked like, yet he became the most recognizable figure in the world. He had “no form nor comeliness … no beauty that we should desire him,” yet he became the subject of more paintings and sculptures than anyone else. He never wrote a book, but he became the most written-about person ever and the greatest inspiration for global linguistic development. He is associated with only one unknown song but is the subject of more songs and music than any other human being. He died alone. Yet...
  • COTFC shared from Vertical Church: What Every Heart Longs for. What Every Church Can Be. by James MacDonald
    Church was never intended to be a place where we serve God to the exclusion of meeting with Him.
    Note: Challenging thought this morning