Encouraging pastors in small towns and rural communities. You can thrive where you are planted and touch the world from the end of it!
I believe this quote to be very accurate. I see it everyday, everywhere, and the church is not exempt. It seems that everyone focuses solely on themselves and what is happening with them. Many people can't even be concerned with their own families, they are too busy with their careers, their wants, their needs. As far as their concern for God and what He wants and needs from them... it isn't a thought in their heads. My fear is that, in trying not to offend the world and trying not to appear as being too "different", we have lost our focus, our "salt". We are the frogs in the pot and the temperature is being increased beneath us and before we know it, we will be boiling away wondering what happened and where did it all go wrong. I believe that we, as pastors and teachers need to return to an emphasis on Holiness. We are to be different, set apart, sanctified and we can not reach that level of discipleship without placing God's desires before our own.
I forgot to tell you on the prior message that I attended your Evangelism FLAME class in Sophia NC. That class honestly changed my view of evangelism forever. God has been really working with me in this area since that class.
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