Points To Ponder – 2.27.15

Feb 27, 2015 — Leave a comment

Points To Ponder

Speaking as a father, Heath Lambert gives parents some practical ways they can shepherd their children well in a hyper-sexualized culture.

Sexual immorality is one of the pervasive issues covered in David Platt’s new book, Counter Culture. Drawing heavily on Scripture and compelling personal accounts from around the world, Platt presents a pointed yet winsome call for readers to faithfully follow Christ in countercultural ways—ways that will prove both costly and rewarding for the contemporary church. Learn more at CounterCultureBook.com.

I grew up in a church that talked about the return of Jesus a lot—about every week. I remember posters with dragons on them. Each year we hosted a prophecy conference, naming specific politicians as the Antichrist (sorry, Jimmy Carter). We had our bumper stickers, “In case of rapture, this car will be unmanned.” It was such a big deal for us that, as a kid, I had recurring nightmares about my parents being raptured while I was left behind.

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Not long ago I was having coffee with a pastor friend who mentioned that in his church, not one single member lived within a fifteen minute drive of the building.

Think about that: not one person from the neighborhood shows up on Sunday. Not one from the adjacent neighborhood. Or the neighborhood adjacent to that.

Drive in any direction for a quarter hour, and you wouldn’t find a single person connected to the church.

I don’t know if it’s always been that way, but I’d suspect it hasn’t. I’d guess that at one point, the church was a lighthouse in the community: people knew it was there, knew what it stood for, and were both cared for and drawn in. I would guess there was a time that the church was both attractional and missional.

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Dare For More is more than just a slogan or a ministry name. It’s a vision of the life God longs for us to have with Him. Abundant. Fruitful. Kingdom focused. Jesus promised this life to all those who follow Him in obedience. When you attend the annual Dare for More live event you will be encouraged and equipped to take Him at His Word and live the life that you have been promised. Reba Bowman makes the Scriptures come alive as each session digs in the Word of God for truths that are life-changing. Kevin Justice and the praise team will lead us in an uplifting time of praise and worship and prepare our hearts for God’s Word.

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