A vast difference exists between watching something happen and being involved in what happens. For many, church becomes a “spectator sport”—a few exhausted, burned-out believers knock themselves out to run the ministries and activities, while the majority sit back and observe from a distance. This is a far cry from the way the body of Christ was designed to function! In this message, we’ll focus on the problems of “spectatorism” and how we as members of the church body can overcome congregational apathy.
|Part 1||May 24, 2013|
|Part 2||May 27, 2013|
|Part 3||May 28, 2013|
One Minute Message
Bravery is not just limited to war—daily life can be a battlefield. If you’re facing a tough situation requiring great courage don’t compromise on what you believe. The world needs people who are committed to standing alone for the truth.
Paws & Tales
The thrilling conclusion to the Goliath, King of Shadow Valley series finds Chuck experiencing new life in Christ and a new mission. This broadcast also features an interview with Paws & Tales’ creators Dave Carl and Eric Baesel discussing why the Goliath Series was written.
INSIGHTS MAGAZINE CANADA
by Chuck Swindoll
If you are graduating soon, good for you! Graduation represents finishing…something most folks find hard to do. To broaden the words of the great Apostle Paul, you have “finished the course.” I, among many others, am proud of you. I congratulate you. Your IQ and your GPA do not interest me nearly as much as your gumption to hang in there to the end. You have my respect.Read Full Article >
by Robyn Roste
A couple months ago I decided I wanted to become a morning person.
After years of battling my alarm clock and dragging myself out of bed I finally had enough. Weary from the prolonged war I proposed a truce.
But I didn't want to be grumpy about losing the battle. Instead I wanted to wake up each morning and leap out of bed like it was the thing I wanted to do most.Read Full Article >
by Phil Callaway
A friend of mine loves to tell me jokes. He says, “Don't run behind a car, you'll get exhausted. What do you call cheese that isn't yours? Nacho cheese.” Did you get it? Me neither.
He finds acronyms funny. Here are some that seniors use when they text: GOML (Get Off My Lawn). BTW (Bring The Wheelchair). LMDO (Laughing My Dentures Out).Read Full Article >
by Dr. Terry Boyle
In Paul's letter to the church at Philippi joy is one of the main themes, along with perseverance and hope. These make Philippians one of the best-loved of the New Testament letters. Quarrels don't readily spring to mind. But chapter four specifically names two women who were at odds. Paul names them, and recruits help to work things out between them:Read Full Article >
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