Archive for July, 2008

Below are five stages of renewal as presented by Rick Warren, Senior Pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. (christianpost.com). Please reflect upon these and see what God is saying to you.

Every time a new reformation has come, five renewals have preceded it. The awakening and reformation of the global church will begin with local churches and with the same five renewals preceding this movement.



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•    The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with watches you from the mirror every morning.

•    Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

•    Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.

•    It doesn’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

•    Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

•    Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

•    The best sermons are lived, not preached.

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I would like for you to think back to some moment in the past when someone made a mistake which impacted you either directly or indirectly.  What about the person in line ahead of you at the bank who waits until they are at the window before beginning to fill out their deposit slip – Or you are in the 10 items or less line and the person ahead of you is over the limit by 20 – Or the driver in front of you does not move quickly enough or cuts in front of you to make a turn – Or someone makes a comment about you or something you are involved in which is incorrect and hurtful.

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