Systems of the world monetary system are radically changing. Christians must prepare for even greater changes so that we can continue to minister the Word to a dying world.
Given the massive changes manifesting, Christians must understand the following world systems structural building blocks in order to navigate their way through. Satan has been working hard to rebuild his kingdom into a one world system ever since the tower of Babel. He has been rebuilding his tower of Babel within the world system.
As I ponder the life of Jesus, I notice that He was never in a rush as He walked among us, often taking time to minister to someone while He was on His way to minister to someone else (read Mark 5:21-43). This is foreign to many of us who attempt time management methodologies instead of utilizing life management principles in which each day centers around a major agenda or category instead of mapping out each minute of the day.
"Time, in human perspective, turns a season from young to old; from seeds strewn in crusty earth to a harvest that yields amid frosty leaves. Time can be measured by asking, "How old are you? When did you move here?"
We should all know the answer, but we don't. We should all find the answer because it has profound implications for our lives and our churches. The question is, "What is worship?"
Understanding how your co-workers think, what persuades them,
and what does not.
"When Jesus knew in Himself that His disciples complained about this (The parable of the Bread of Life), He said to them, "Does this offend you? What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life. But there are some of you who do not believe." For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were who did not believe, and who would betray Him. And He said, "Therefore I have said to you that no one can come to Me unless it has been granted to him by My Father." From that time many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more…
As a pastor for over 23 years, I have learned much through the School of Hard Knocks. My goal with this article is to identify some of the most common mistakes made by pastors and leaders so others would not replicate them.
You've got the flawless resume, impeccable credentials and the perfect look -- you are an employer's dream candidate. So why is it you've been on the job hunt for almost a year and there are no prospects in sight?
An article from U.S. News 1/31/05