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  • Michael shared from Between Heaven and Hell: A Dialog Somewhere Beyond Death with John F. Kennedy, C. S. Lewis & Aldous Huxley by Peter Kreeft
    I've always thought liberal and conservative were terms used not to think but to avoid thinking. You can classify anythiuh' as liberal or conservative, then simply declare yourself one or the other, and all your thought for the rest of your life can be a knee jerk.
    Note: food for thought...
  • Michael shared from 19 Gifts of the Spirit by Leslie R. Flynn
    During the Italian occupation of Ethiopia, evangelicals suffered severe persecution. Since the jails made no provision for feeding prisoners, the only way they ate was for relatives and friends to bring food. Christian prisoners were so well cared for by fellow believers and church groups that extra food was passed on to non-Christian prisoners, often forgotten by relatives and friends. This spontaneous, unspoken witness of deep love, unheard of in many non-Christian circles, caused unbelievers to seek out Christians to learn more of this new way. Also, as a result, many prisoners who accepted...
    Note: never heard about this...
  • Michael shared from The Collected Sermons of Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    First of all, such a person thinks that a good intention is enough for a new beginning. That is, he or she supposes that one can make a new start entirely on one’s own, whenever one wants to. This is an evil illusion. It is God alone who makes a new beginning with a person, when God is pleased to do so, and not the human being who undertakes to do it with God. So a new beginning is not something one can do for oneself. One can only pray for it to happen.
    Note: something to think about...
  • Michael shared from Center Church: Doing Balanced, Gospel-Centered Ministry in Your City by Timothy J. Keller
    Preaching is compelling to young secular adults not if preachers use video clips from their favorite movies and dress informally and sound sophisticated, but if the preachers understand their hearts and culture so well that listeners feel the force of the sermon’s reasoning, even if in the end they don’t agree with it. This is not a matter of style or program.
  • Michael shared from The Finished Work of Christ: The Truth of Romans 1-8 by Francis A. Schaeffer
    The New Testament teaches that you are a saint as soon as you accept Christ as your Savior. Christ has taken your guilt and you are clothed with His perfection. If a little boy puts on his father’s overcoat and buttons it above his head, you see nothing but the overcoat. Likewise, when God looks at us, He sees nothing but the righteousness of Jesus Christ that covers us.
    Note: this is great...