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The Local Church Sayings By Jimmy Carter: When I speak at my local church, which I try to do 35 to 40 When I speak at my local church, which I try to do 35 to 40 times a year, I try in every lesson to take the Old Testament text or New Testament text and apply them to what is happening to me or how that applies to the audience that I'm teaching in a modern, fast-changing, technological world. I use headlines, interfaith and that sort of thing. — Jimmy Carter
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The Local Church Sayings By John Dickie: French rule brought a whole series of innovations in the way the Kingdom was run. French rule brought a whole series of innovations in the way the Kingdom was run. Out went feudalism, and in came private property. Out went a messy assemblage of local customs, baronial and church jurisdictions, and public ordinances: in came a new code of civil law and the beginnings of a police force. The southern part of the Italian peninsula began to resemble a modern, centralised state. — John Dickie
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The Local Church Sayings By Scot McKnight: I hope you agree with me that the hope for the world is the local I hope you agree with me that the hope for the world is the local church, and that the heart of God's plan is found in creating a whole new society in a local church. If — Scot McKnight
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The Local Church Sayings By David Penman: No local church can afford to go without the encouragement and nourishment that will come No local church can afford to go without the encouragement and nourishment that will come to it by sending away its best people. — David Penman
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The Local Church Sayings By David E. Fitch: Poverty is not primarily about money. It is about having no idea what to do Poverty is not primarily about money. It is about having no idea what to do and/or having no one with whom to do it. The former I called imagination and the latter I called community. To the extent that our neighborhood had imagination and community, we were not poor. But without imagination and community, no money could help us. . . . The role of the local church is to be a community of imagination [for the kingdom].12 — David E. Fitch
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The Local Church Sayings By James E. Faust: The holy scriptures as well as the local and General Authorities of the Church provide The holy scriptures as well as the local and General Authorities of the Church provide a safety net of counsel and guidance for the people of the Church. — James E. Faust
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The Local Church Sayings By Bill Hybels: Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at Ten years ago, 15 years ago, I think the church would have been asleep at the switch. This level of activism and engagement with the needs of society by local churches I never thought I'd see it in my lifetime. — Bill Hybels
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The Local Church Sayings By George H. Miley: I spent twenty years of my life trying to recruit people out of local churches I spent twenty years of my life trying to recruit people out of local churches and into missions structures so that they could be involved in fulfilling God's global mission. Now I have another idea. Let's take God's global mission and put it right in the middle of the local church! — George H. Miley
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The Local Church Sayings By Jen Hatmaker: I think they'd barely recognize us as brothers and sisters. If we told them, church I think they'd barely recognize us as brothers and sisters. If we told them, church is on Sundays, and we have an awesome band...if the found out 1/6th of the earth's population claimed to be Christians, I'm not sure they could reconcile the suffering happening on our watch while we're living in excess...

But listen, early church, we have a monthly event called 'Mocha chicks', we have choir practice every Wednesday, we organize retreats with door prizes, we're raising $3 million for an outdoor amphitheater, we have catchy t-shirts, we don't smoke or say the f-word, we go to bible study every semester...

the local church would be the heartbeat of the city. — Jen Hatmaker
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The Local Church Sayings By David Prior: Very often what happens in a local church today is that differences grow around personalities Very often what happens in a local church today is that differences grow around personalities (either from within the church fellowship or from the wider church) and then become articulated around matters of doctrinal dispute. There may well be genuine theological disagreement, but the 'strife' emerges because personal relationships are not good. When the love of God is truly controlling such relationships within a church, areas of disagreement find their proper perspective and do not necessitate 'strife', let alone 'schism'.3 So-called 'clashes of personality' often, on analysis, are nothing much more than a failure, or even a refusal, to let God's love change us in our attitudes to one another. We allow theological differences (instead of the love of God) to determine the quality, openness and depth of our relationships. — David Prior
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The Local Church Sayings By Katie Coyle: I hear the chipper voice of the Church magazines chirping in my brain: You're in I hear the chipper voice of the Church magazines chirping in my brain: You're in a relationship with a boy who treats you as his emotional and spiritual equal. You feel a desire to express your affection through physical acts that will bring mutual pleasure. Do you (a) go for it! Sex is a natural gift from God, and a lot of fun so long as you do it safely!; (b) get him to propose! Sex is only fun if you do it in a Church of America-approved union! Plus, babies are so cute!; or (c) seek guidance from your local pastor for your sinful thoughts and ask for tips on expressing your love in a holy, nonphysical way? TRICK QUESTION! The answer is (d) the fact that you even momentarily considered having sex out of wedlock proves that you have no place in God's eternal kingdom, you reprehensible slut. — Katie Coyle
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The Local Church Sayings By George Eliot: But that Herschel, for example, who "broke the barriers of the heavens" - did he But that Herschel, for example, who "broke the barriers of the heavens" - did he not once play a provincial church-organ, and give music-lessons to stumbling pianists? Each of those Shining Ones had to walk on the earth among neighbors who perhaps thought much more of his gait and his garments than of anything which was to give him a title to everlasting fame: each of them had his little local personal history sprinkled with small temptations and sordid cares, which made the retarding friction of his course towards final companionship with the immortals. — George Eliot
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The Local Church Sayings By Laini Taylor: The photo used on the news had been taken by a tourist passing through Sopchoppy The photo used on the news had been taken by a tourist passing through Sopchoppy - that was the actual name of the town near which their church compound stood - who, alerted by a local, had snapped a picture of "those angel-cult freaks" when they came in for supplies. — Laini Taylor
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The Local Church Sayings By Philip Schaff: The Council of Nicaea. An ecumenical council was a new experiment. Local councils had long The Council of Nicaea. An ecumenical council was a new experiment. Local councils had long since grown to be a recognised organ of the Church both for legislation and for judicial proceedings. But no precedent as yet prescribed, no ecclesiastical law or theological principle had as yet enthroned, the 'General Council' as the supreme expression of the Church's mind. — Philip Schaff
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The Local Church Sayings By Scot McKnight: First we are to seek peace in our local fellowship, to end strife and to First we are to seek peace in our local fellowship, to end strife and to seek reconciliation with God and with one another, and out of this peace-shaped, kingdom-shaped church we spill over peace into the world. — Scot McKnight
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The Local Church Sayings By David Cannistraci: An apostle does not just set up an 'empire of churches' over which he reigns An apostle does not just set up an 'empire of churches' over which he reigns and from which he receives glory and honor. Instead, the charge of all the local churches that God gives him becomes a gut-wrenching, intensely emotional, heartfelt, passionate ministry of life to precious souls! It is an awesome responsibility. It is not an arms-length transaction. The apostle must feel the very heart-beat, the pulse of the church, and be in touch with the lives of its people. — David Cannistraci
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The Local Church Sayings By Mark Driscoll: We believe that the local church is a community of regenerated believers who confess Jesus We believe that the local church is a community of regenerated believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and that the universal church is all of God's people in all times and places. — Mark Driscoll
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The Local Church Sayings By Ronald Carter: Writers in what we now call the Middle English period (late twelfth century to 1485) Writers in what we now call the Middle English period (late twelfth century to 1485) did not necessarily always write in English. The language was in a state of flux: attempts were made to assert the French language, to keep down the local language, English, and to make the language of the church (Latin) the language of writing. — Ronald Carter
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The Local Church Sayings By Donal Anthony Foley: The Papacy attempted to deal with this movement by sending out missionaries, originally Dominicans in The Papacy attempted to deal with this movement by sending out missionaries, originally Dominicans in 1240, and then Franciscans a century later, in 1340. But it was only in the mid-fifteenth century that the campaign to uproot the heresy began to really bear fruit, and those local Church leaders who refused to recant were forced to emigrate. But despite this, a legacy of Bogomil influence was left in which the local Church was not closely linked to the Papacy, and this was to sow the seeds of future problems.[2] — Donal Anthony Foley
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The Local Church Sayings By Ed Rendell: Under the law, the government, whether it's state, local or federal, cannot give the Catholic Under the law, the government, whether it's state, local or federal, cannot give the Catholic Church or any religious institution money directly. — Ed Rendell
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The Local Church Sayings By John D. Zizioulas: Culture cannot be a monolithically universal phenomenon without some kind of demonic imposition of one Culture cannot be a monolithically universal phenomenon without some kind of demonic imposition of one culture over the rest of cultures. Nor is it possible to dream of a universal "Christian culture" without denying the dialectic between history and eschatology which is so central, among other things, to the eucharist itself. Thus, if there is a transcendence of cultural divisions on a universal level - which indeed must be constantly aimed at by the Church - it can only take place via the local situations expressed in and through the particular local Churches and not through universalistic structures which imply a universal Church. — John D. Zizioulas
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The Local Church Sayings By Angus Young: I remember one of the first gigs I played with that amp was at a I remember one of the first gigs I played with that amp was at a local church. They wanted someone to fill in with the guitar and my friend say, 'Ah, he can play.' And so I dragged the amplifier down and started playing and everybody started yelling 'turn it down!' — Angus Young
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The Local Church Sayings By A.W. Tozer: Every local church is only as good as the individual members are, not one bit Every local church is only as good as the individual members are, not one bit better. If — A.W. Tozer
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The Local Church Sayings By Gene Callahan: Corporations found out that without a healthy culture, people are not natural Marxists but natural Corporations found out that without a healthy culture, people are not natural Marxists but natural couch potatoes. With no extended family, no effective church, and no healthy local community to support their lives, people don't form revolutionary cells: they buy a case of beer or renew their Xanax prescription and spend their non-working hours watching NFL games and the Lifetime network and various types of pornography. — Gene Callahan
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The Local Church Sayings By C.J. Mahaney: Over the years, I have studied church history as well as the contemporary church, and Over the years, I have studied church history as well as the contemporary church, and I noticed how rare it is for a God-glorifying transition of leadership to take place in a local church. — C.J. Mahaney
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The Local Church Sayings By Jens Spahn: I've always felt at home in the Church. Catholics are often more laid back than I've always felt at home in the Church. Catholics are often more laid back than they are given credit for - presumably because at the back of their minds they realize that, if necessary, they can always confess everything to their local priest. — Jens Spahn
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The Local Church Sayings By Bill Hybels: The local church is the hope of the world, and its future rests primarily in The local church is the hope of the world, and its future rests primarily in the hands of its leaders. — Bill Hybels
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The Local Church Sayings By John F. MacArthur Jr.: Look in your local Christian Bookstore. You could take most of the books there, throw Look in your local Christian Bookstore. You could take most of the books there, throw them into the sea, and not lose anything valuable. The vast majority of them are just placebos that superficially attack trivial problems. During the eras when the church was most holy, Christians had very few books to read, but the ones they did have told them how to have a relationship with God. Most books today don't do that. — John F. MacArthur Jr.
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The Local Church Sayings By Anne Graham Lotz: As burned as I've been by local churches and by people who call themselves in As burned as I've been by local churches and by people who call themselves in God's name, Jesus gave us the church. It's supposed to be a community of like-minded people who encourage and strengthen each other. But that's not how it always works. — Anne Graham Lotz
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The Local Church Sayings By Alan Chambers: It says in this world you will have trouble in John 16:33 but take heart It says in this world you will have trouble in John 16:33 but take heart you can have peace in me because I've overcome the world. I think for believers you know we are helping people pursue holiness through a relationship with Christ, through biblical community in their local church, through honesty and transparency, sharing what it is that troubles them, being accountable. — Alan Chambers
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The Local Church Sayings By Mike Rowe: I come from a blue collar family, but my personal life isn't. I didn't get I come from a blue collar family, but my personal life isn't. I didn't get the gene that my grandfather had in spades. He was a local hero. Built the church that I went to. Built the house I grew up in. Steamfitter, pipefitter, electrician, mechanic and plumber. I wanted to do those things. But it just didn't come easy. — Mike Rowe
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The Local Church Sayings By Ben H. Winters: There was some little local controversy too, about a fundraising effort called Suzie's Closet--folks getting There was some little local controversy too, about a fundraising effort called Suzie's Closet--folks getting together in church basements to make care packages for the plantations--blankets and candy bars.....first they interviewed a local advocate for the homeless, asking why our attention shouuld be down there, "when there's so much suffering right here at home."...it was the usual stuff --all the new stories and just the old stories again. — Ben H. Winters
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The Local Church Sayings By Mark Batterson: One of my pastor friends, and a local hero, is Mike Minter. Mike is the One of my pastor friends, and a local hero, is Mike Minter. Mike is the founding pastor of Reston Bible Church, where he has served for nearly four decades. — Mark Batterson
The Local Church Sayings By Tim Chester: And domestic aspects of life. That would be to forsake the universal claim of the And domestic aspects of life. That would be to forsake the universal claim of the kingdom of God. Newbigin looks to the pattern of Jesus who exercised the sovereignty of God's kingdom through servanthood. How is it possible for the church truly to represent the reign of God in the world the way Jesus did? The answer, he believes, lies in the local congregation. I have come to feel that the primary reality of which we have to take account in seeking for a Christian impact on public life is the Christian congregation. How is it possible that the gospel should be credible, that people should come to believe that the power which has the last word in human affairs is represented by a man hanging on a — Tim Chester
The Local Church Sayings By Mark Dever: Christian proclamation might make the gospel audible, but Christians living together in local congregations make Christian proclamation might make the gospel audible, but Christians living together in local congregations make the gospel visible (see John 13:34-35). The church is the gospel made visible. — Mark Dever
The Local Church Sayings By Billy Graham: It is vitally important for local church leaders to keep in touch with the spiritual It is vitally important for local church leaders to keep in touch with the spiritual state of their members, to discuss their level of biblical knowledge, and to teach them how to study God's Word and pray. — Billy Graham
The Local Church Sayings By James Montgomery Boice: Preaching is the primary means of growth for the local church. There is a great Preaching is the primary means of growth for the local church. There is a great deal of debate about this in our day, but it is the preaching of the Word that God most uses to build up a church, not only numerically but above all (and far more importantly) in spiritual depth and understanding of the people who make up the congregation. — James Montgomery Boice
The Local Church Sayings By Peter Forsyth: The local church is the outcrop of the church universal. The local church is the outcrop of the church universal. — Peter Forsyth
The Local Church Sayings By Scott Sauls: Those of us who are concerned about the 'church-less Christian' phenomenon ... must first look Those of us who are concerned about the 'church-less Christian' phenomenon ... must first look at ourselves and ask to what degree *we* have contributed to the conditions that tempt some to hit eject on the local church. — Scott Sauls
The Local Church Sayings By Martin Luther King Jr.: Unfortunately, most of the major denominations still practice segregation in local churches, hospitals, schools, and Unfortunately, most of the major denominations still practice segregation in local churches, hospitals, schools, and other church institutions. It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning, the same hour when many are standing to sing: In Christ There Is No East Nor West. — Martin Luther King Jr.
The Local Church Sayings By B.B. King: In our local Baptist church, I sang in the choir and formed a gospel quartet. In our local Baptist church, I sang in the choir and formed a gospel quartet. When our minister caught me messing with his guitar, he taught me three positions - one, four and five. After that, I taught myself to play. — B.B. King
The Local Church Sayings By Tanith Lee: Standing by the frozen glass, he stared down at the icy, barely lit streets running Standing by the frozen glass, he stared down at the icy, barely lit streets running towards the river Seine, the bell-clanging local church, then to the sky like black lead. ("Israbel") — Tanith Lee
The Local Church Sayings By Jamie Dunlop: We commit to other believers in the local church simply because it's part of God's We commit to other believers in the local church simply because it's part of God's calling us into his family. It's what it means to be a Christian. Take the passage from 1 John 4:19-21. It starts with our salvation: "He first loved us." Then it continues into our love for other Christians. "Whoever loves God must also love his brother." Every person loved by God in this salvific sense loves other Christians. There are no exceptions. And that means we should stop viewing commitment to a local church as a process and start viewing it as an event. The event is our salvation, and commitment is something that inevitably follows- not something that merely happens as we mature. — Jamie Dunlop
The Local Church Sayings By C.J. Mahaney: Sunday is the best day of the week because we celebrate the risen Christ of Sunday is the best day of the week because we celebrate the risen Christ of the cross in the local church, the dearest place on earth. — C.J. Mahaney
The Local Church Sayings By Rod Dreher: Here's how to get started with the antipolitical politics of the Benedict Option. Secede culturally Here's how to get started with the antipolitical politics of the Benedict Option. Secede culturally from the mainstream. Turn off the television. Put the smartphones away. Read books. Play games. Make music. Feast with your neighbors. It is not enough to avoid what is bad; you must also embrace what is good. Start a church, or a group within your church. Open a classical Christian school, or join and strengthen one that exists. Plant a garden, and participate in a local farmer's market. Teach kids how to play music, and start a band. Join the volunteer fire department. — Rod Dreher
The Local Church Sayings By Francis Collins: Growing up, I was vaguely aware of things that went on in church, because I Growing up, I was vaguely aware of things that went on in church, because I was in the boys' choir at the local Episcopal church. But I got the clear message that I was supposed to learn music there, and not pay too much attention to the rest of it, and I followed those instructions very carefully. — Francis Collins
The Local Church Sayings By Hal Brady: Some very hungry people gathered to discuss how to distribute a small amount of food. Some very hungry people gathered to discuss how to distribute a small amount of food. It was understood that each church was supposed to take care of its own. The local Episcopal rector said, "My church, follow me." The Presbyterian minister said, "Mine, follow me." And the other denominations did the same. There were a lot of folks left. Then, William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, stepped forward and said: "All of you who belong to nobody, you follow me. — Hal Brady
The Local Church Sayings By Shane Claiborne: There is real value in these local congregations. For me, a lot of it is There is real value in these local congregations. For me, a lot of it is the value of the sacraments we share. In neighborhoods like ours, the churches provide stability. — Shane Claiborne
The Local Church Sayings By Brian D. McLaren: The scarily brilliant Romantic poet and visionary William Blake dared to say what many of The scarily brilliant Romantic poet and visionary William Blake dared to say what many of us have perhaps thought but kept to ourselves: A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation. — Brian D. McLaren
The Local Church Sayings By Billy Graham: Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind Many churches of all persuasions are hiring research agencies to poll neighborhoods, asking what kind of church they prefer. Then the local churches design themselves to fit the desires of the people. True faith in God that demands selflessness is being replaced by trendy religion that serves the selfish. — Billy Graham
The Local Church Sayings By Reinhard Bonnke: Evangelism and the local church are inseparable. It's like the Good Samaritan seeking an inn Evangelism and the local church are inseparable. It's like the Good Samaritan seeking an inn for the one he rescued. — Reinhard Bonnke
The Local Church Sayings By Anonymous: What is covenant church membership? It's the idea that commitment in a local church is What is covenant church membership? It's the idea that commitment in a local church is a two-way street. The believer commits to attend, pray for, uphold the doctrines of, and generally promote the mission of a particular congregation. Meanwhile, the congregation as a whole agrees to teach, pray for, encourage, and generally hold every member accountable to live a Christ-like life. While covenant church membership is implied in a number of passages, it's also an implicit part of the Bible's storyline: God ordained a people for himself and as God's people the church is to live out, together, all the commandments of Christ. — Anonymous
The Local Church Sayings By Paul Scalia: The people who carried the Catholic faith forward in history, who made the culture of The people who carried the Catholic faith forward in history, who made the culture of beauty, music, art, and architecture rooted in the Christian understanding of God and humanity - these generations were taught, spiritually fed, and shaped by priests exactly like the men who minister to us in our local Church, men not so different from the one who wrote this book. — Paul Scalia
The Local Church Sayings By Mike Shamy: In no way can we let our vision for the church be restricted to the In no way can we let our vision for the church be restricted to the particular body of believers with whom we fellowship. This is important for people like Ron and Liz. They can't predict where the people they reach
will end up. If they are expected to bring those people into their particular local church, they will have to carry a double message: the good news about Christ and another about their church. That goes too far! It doesn't matter how great our church is, our gospel is no longer pure when that's the way we come across. — Mike Shamy
The Local Church Sayings By Anne Fadiman: A sponsoring pastor in Minnesota told a local newspaper, It would be wicked to just A sponsoring pastor in Minnesota told a local newspaper, It would be wicked to just bring them over and feed and clothe them and let them go to hell. The God who made us wants them to be converted. If anyone thinks that a gospel-preaching church would bring them over and not tell them about the Lord, they're out of their mind. — Anne Fadiman
The Local Church Sayings By Alexander Strauch: We must understand that the local church isn't a country club or a casual self-help We must understand that the local church isn't a country club or a casual self-help group. It is God's holy temple, a congregation of redeemed saints and priests who are consecrated to God. It is God's lighthouse in a dark world. It is the pillar and support of the truth. — Alexander Strauch
The Local Church Sayings By Andy Stanley: Praying for revival equates to blaming God for the condition of your local church. Praying for revival equates to blaming God for the condition of your local church. — Andy Stanley
The Local Church Sayings By N. T. Wright: I've met people in the last year or two who have stopped going to their I've met people in the last year or two who have stopped going to their local church because people have started singing new songs and dancing in the aisles. And I've met others who have started going for precisely the same reason. It's time to give ourselves a shake
to recognize that different people need different kinds of help at different stages of their lives
and get on with it. — N. T. Wright
The Local Church Sayings By Rick Warren: The only group large enough to handle," the world's biggest, "problems is the network of The only group large enough to handle," the world's biggest, "problems is the network of millions of local churches around the world. We have the widest distribution, largest group of volunteers, local credibility, the promises of God, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the inevitability of history. — Rick Warren
The Local Church Sayings By Colin G. Calloway: Since much of American taxes prior to 1763 went to support the local clergy, one Since much of American taxes prior to 1763 went to support the local clergy, one humorist suggested the opportunity to vote on that. If the minister was turned out, he could open a tavern and preach to his customers if he served them liquor. — Colin G. Calloway
The Local Church Sayings By Lee Strobel: Apologetics has an important place in the local church as we seek to influence our Apologetics has an important place in the local church as we seek to influence our communities for Christ in an increasingly skeptical culture. — Lee Strobel
The Local Church Sayings By A.W. Tozer: A local church can die. This happens when all the old saints in a given A local church can die. This happens when all the old saints in a given place fall asleep and no young saints arise to take their place. Sometimes under these circumstances the congregation ceases to be a church, or there is no congregation left and the doors of the chapel are nailed shut. But such a condition, however deplorable, should not discourage us. The true church is the repository of the life of God among men, and if in one place the frail vessels fail, that life will break out somewhere else. Of this we may be sure. — A.W. Tozer
The Local Church Sayings By David Soul: One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there's the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre. — David Soul
The Local Church Sayings By Cornelius Van Til: It should not be forgotten in this connection that the minister's duty is increasingly that It should not be forgotten in this connection that the minister's duty is increasingly that of an apologist for Christianity. The general level of education is much higher than it has ever been. Many young people hear of evolution in the high schools and in the college where their fathers never heard of it except as far as a distant something. If the minister would be able to help his young people, he must be a good apologete, and he cannot be a good apologete unless he is a good systematic theologian (pg. 24). — Cornelius Van Til
The Local Church Sayings By Jo Brand: I used to do bell ringing in Benenden church. It was really good fun, actually. I used to do bell ringing in Benenden church. It was really good fun, actually. My best friend's dad was the local vicar, and so it was expected as her best friend that I would go to church every Sunday with her. — Jo Brand
The Local Church Sayings By Andy Stanley: Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of expressing that hope to the world. — Andy Stanley
The Local Church Sayings By Philip Ball: ...a copy of his Ninty-five Theses, a formal declaration of his arguments against indulgences. This ...a copy of his Ninty-five Theses, a formal declaration of his arguments against indulgences. This is the document that Luther is said to have nailed to the church door in Wittenberg on October 31, 1517. If it happened at all, it was not quite as dramatic as it sounds - this was not an uncommon way to distribute pamphlets and polemics, and the Theses, written in Latin, would not have been accessible to most of the lay townspeople. But the timing - on the eve of All Saints' Day - made the challenge auspicious, and the document was soon thereafter distributed in a German translation by a local printer. — Philip Ball
The Local Church Sayings By Justin Wise: People no longer need to go to church to hear the Word, which has been People no longer need to go to church to hear the Word, which has been the selling point for local churches for the past fifty years. Because of this, church is becoming less of a possessor of knowledge (commodity) and more a communal hub. — Justin Wise
The Local Church Sayings By K.P. Yohannan: Felt other Christian charities and ministries of compassion were wrong in showing the love of Felt other Christian charities and ministries of compassion were wrong in showing the love of Christ. No, many were doing a wonderful job. But I felt the local church should be the center for outreach, and we needed to bring the balance back. — K.P. Yohannan
The Local Church Sayings By Scot McKnight: In one simple sentence: what Christians want for the nation should first be a witnessed In one simple sentence: what Christians want for the nation should first be a witnessed reality in their local church. — Scot McKnight
The Local Church Sayings By Michael Smith: My mother attended the local church, Saint Nicolas, and consequently, I attended that church and My mother attended the local church, Saint Nicolas, and consequently, I attended that church and its Sunday School. My only prizes from the Sunday School were 'for attendance,' so I presume my atheism, which developed when I left home to attend university, although latent, was discernible. — Michael Smith
The Local Church Sayings By Richard S. Newman: Allen once recalled that even local blacks doubted the efficacy of an independent black church Allen once recalled that even local blacks doubted the efficacy of an independent black church in Philadelphia, so fearful were they of a white backlash. But after segregated seating policies were instituted at white churches, Allen appeared to be a visionary, and many blacks soon joined his exodus from segregated Northern pews and galleries for independent black churches. For subsequent generations, Allen's act of defiance had all the meaning and power of Rosa Parks's sit-in during the mid-twentieth century. The comparison is not superficial. For while both events - Parks's sit-in and Allen's walkout of segregated pews - were courageous nonviolent acts in and of themselves, they also set the stage for new black freedom struggles. — Richard S. Newman
The Local Church Sayings By Eric Samuel Timm: The more we have of Jesus, the greater the love we have; the greater the The more we have of Jesus, the greater the love we have; the greater the love, the greater the sacrifice; the greater the sacrifice, the more we become like Jesus; the more we become like Jesus, the more successful our local churches become. — Eric Samuel Timm
The Local Church Sayings By Douglas Wilson: The reformation of the church must occur so that there is a reformation of our The reformation of the church must occur so that there is a reformation of our subculture, and then our subculture will affect the larger polis. Expecting our faith to affect the larger polis when it has not yet changed the average shelf at the local Christian book store is expecting something that is not going to happen. With the weird exception of baseball, where the ball is handled entirely by the defense, you can't score points until you have the ball. And reformers will not have the ball until they have a culture. — Douglas Wilson
The Local Church Sayings By Peter L. Steinke: The purpose of the local church is not primarily to be one's church home or The purpose of the local church is not primarily to be one's church home or extended family, though it can be at times. And it is not to survive by obtaining more people for its support base. Its purpose is to invite people to be part of the true mission of the church. Reception into the church is only a threshold to involvement in its mission. The task of the church is not to accumulate attendees. The church is a school for developing agents of the new creation from among those who are the beneficiaries of God's grace. — Peter L. Steinke
The Local Church Sayings By Brennan Manning: The gospel of grace nullifies our adulation of televangelists, charismatic superstars, and local church heroes. The gospel of grace nullifies our adulation of televangelists, charismatic superstars, and local church heroes. It obliterates the two-class citizenship theory operative in many American churches. For grace proclaims the awesome truth that all is gift. All that is good is ours, not by right, but by the sheer bounty of a gracious God. — Brennan Manning
The Local Church Sayings By John Stott: The Christian life is not just our own private affair. If we have been born The Christian life is not just our own private affair. If we have been born again into God's family, not only has he become our Father but every other Christian believer in the world, whatever his nation or denomination, has become our brother or sister in Christ. But it is no good supposing that membership of the universal Church of Christ is enough; we must belong to some local branch of it. Every Christian's place is in a local church. sharing in its worship, its fellowship, and its witness. — John Stott
The Local Church Sayings By Mark Dever: When a person becomes a Christian, he doesn't just join a local church because it's When a person becomes a Christian, he doesn't just join a local church because it's a good habit for growing in spiritual maturity. He joins a local church because it's the expression of what Christ has made him - a member of the body of Christ. — Mark Dever
The Local Church Sayings By Sam Kean: A few years later, Mendeleev, now famous, divorced his wife and wanted to remarry. Although A few years later, Mendeleev, now famous, divorced his wife and wanted to remarry. Although the conservative local church said he had to wait seven years, he bribed a priest and got on with the nuptials. This technically made him a bigamist, but no one dared arrest him. When a local bureaucrat complained to the tsar about the double standard applied to the case- the priest was defrocked-the tsar primly replied, I admit, Mendeleev has two wives, but I have only one Mendeleev. — Sam Kean
The Local Church Sayings By Steven J. Lawson: As local priests came to dine at the Walsh manor, Tyndale witnessed firsthand the appalling As local priests came to dine at the Walsh manor, Tyndale witnessed firsthand the appalling biblical ignorance of the Roman church. During one meal, he found himself in a heated debate with a Catholic clergyman. The priest asserted, "We had better be without God's law than the pope's."15 Tyndale boldly responded, "I defy the pope and all his laws." He then added that "if God spared him life, ere many years he would cause a boy that drives the plough to know more of the Scripture than he does."16 — Steven J. Lawson
The Local Church Sayings By Nancy Leigh DeMoss: Being disconnected from the local church, for whatever reason, is a dangerous way to live. Being disconnected from the local church, for whatever reason, is a dangerous way to live. Not only do these " lone rangers" miss out on the blessings of functioning within the context of the body of Christ, but like lone sheep away from the safety of the flock and the watchful care of the shepherd, they are vulnerable to predators of every sort. — Nancy Leigh DeMoss
The Local Church Sayings By Philip Yancey: As I look around on Sunday morning at the people populating the pews, I see As I look around on Sunday morning at the people populating the pews, I see the risk that God has assumed. For whatever reason, God now reveals himself in the world not through a pillar of smoke and fire, not even through the physical body of his Son in Galilee, but through the mongrel collection that comprises my local church and every other such gathering in God's name. (p. 68, Church: Why Bother?) — Philip Yancey
The Local Church Sayings By Tullian Tchividjian: God wants every local church to be the first place people think to go when God wants every local church to be the first place people think to go when they've really messed up ... not the last. — Tullian Tchividjian
The Local Church Sayings By Steve Chalke: In autumn 2012 I conducted a dedication and blessing service following the Civil Partnership of In autumn 2012 I conducted a dedication and blessing service following the Civil Partnership of two wonderful gay Christians. Why? Not to challenge the traditional understanding of marriage - far from it - but to extend to these people what I would do to others: the love and support of our local church. — Steve Chalke
The Local Church Sayings By Insight Guides: Local authorities keep an eye on proceedings. The Saigon Protestant Church in Ho Chi Minh Local authorities keep an eye on proceedings. The Saigon Protestant Church in Ho Chi Minh City, for instance, one of the biggest in the country, has to submit a list of its event schedules, financial records and appointments of Church leaders to government officials for their prior approval. — Insight Guides
The Local Church Sayings By Aldous Huxley: were Huguenots who abhorred the Church to which it belonged. That huge donjon, built by were Huguenots who abhorred the Church to which it belonged. That huge donjon, built by the Counts of Poitiers, was still a place of formidable strength; but Richelieu would soon be in power and the days of local autonomy and provincial fortresses were numbered. All unknowing the parson was riding into the last act of a sectarian war, into the prologue to a nationalist revolution. At — Aldous Huxley
The Local Church Sayings By Alan Chambers: Exodus is a very large organization. My board of directors is supportive of me as Exodus is a very large organization. My board of directors is supportive of me as the president of Exodus and are very much involved in my decision-making and those types of things. They're a wonderful and balanced group of people and I'm grateful for their support. Within the membership we have 270 or so members within the network of Exodus whether that's a local member ministry, a counselor or one of our members of our church association. — Alan Chambers
The Local Church Sayings By Elyse M. Fitzpatrick: Paul's story is good news for those of us who are tempted to put our Paul's story is good news for those of us who are tempted to put our trust in ourselves, in our own ability to work hard enough to merit God's favor. Grace is so surprising! It's surprising because while it may seem likely that a prostitute would recognize her need for rescue, the homeschooling, bread-baking, devotion-reading mom who attends her local church faithfully (while trusting in her own goodness) will choke on the humiliating message of gospel rescue. Rescue? Why would she need rescuing? — Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
The Local Church Sayings By Jim Cymbala: Peter, the biggest failure of them all, became the preacher that day. It was no Peter, the biggest failure of them all, became the preacher that day. It was no homiletical masterpiece, to be sure. But people were deeply convicted - "cut to the heart," according to Acts 2:37 - by his anointed words. Three thousand were gathered into the church that day. Which church? Baptist? Presbyterian? Pentecostal? There were no such labels at that time - and in God's view of things, there still aren't. He ignores our categories. All he sees when he looks down is the body of Christ, made up of all born-again, blood-washed believers. The only subdivisions he sees are geographical - local churches. Other distinctions are immaterial. I — Jim Cymbala
The Local Church Sayings By Neil Gaiman: On Sunday morning Mrs. Whitaker went to church. Her local church was St. James the On Sunday morning Mrs. Whitaker went to church. Her local church was St. James the Less, which was a little more "Don't think of this as a church, think of it as a place where like-minded friends hang out and are joyful" than Mrs. Whitaker felt entirely comfortable with, but she liked the vicar, the Reverend Bartholomew, when he wasn't actually playing the guitar. — Neil Gaiman
The Local Church Sayings By Mark Twain: Well, the priest did very well, considering. He got in all the details, and that Well, the priest did very well, considering. He got in all the details, and that is a good thing in a local item: you see, he had kept books for the undertaker-department of his church when he was younger, and there, you know, the money's in the details; the more details, the more swag: — Mark Twain
The Local Church Sayings By Robert A. Nisbet: Other and more powerful forms of association have existed, but the major moral and psychological Other and more powerful forms of association have existed, but the major moral and psychological influences on the individual's life have emanated from the family and local community and the church. Within such groups have been engendered the primary types of identification: affection, friendship, prestige, recognition. And within them also have been engendered or intensified the principal incentives of work, love, prayer, and devotion to freedom and order. — Robert A. Nisbet
The Local Church Sayings By Ravi Zacharias: We have local churches where we meet together as believers. We no longer go to We have local churches where we meet together as believers. We no longer go to Mount Sinai to meet God. Why not? Because the place of the tabernacle and the temple is now replaced by the body - your body and mine - in which God meets with us and God dwells with us, and where we have communion with Him. When we come to the church now, we don't come to the sanctuary; we bring our sanctuaries with us. This individual entity is the locus of appointment between God and me. There He meets. There He dwells. Will the God who went to such pains to physically decorate the tabernacle and the temple not also take great care in physically designing the human body? — Ravi Zacharias
The Local Church Sayings By Charles Colson: The life function of [the local church] is to love the God who created it The life function of [the local church] is to love the God who created it - to care for others out of obedience to Christ, to heal those who hurt, to take away fear, to restore community, to belong to one another, to proclaim the Good News while living it out. The church is the invisible made visible. — Charles Colson
The Local Church Sayings By Sunday Adelaja: The Responsibility Of The Local Church Is To Help People Discover What They Are Created The Responsibility Of The Local Church Is To Help People Discover What They Are Created For — Sunday Adelaja
The Local Church Sayings By Dallas Willard: Contemporary American churches in particular do not require following Christ in his example, spirit, and Contemporary American churches in particular do not require following Christ in his example, spirit, and teachings as a condition of membership-either of entering into or continuing in fellowship of a denomination or a local church ... Most problems in contemporary churches can be explained by the fact that members have not yet decided to follow Christ. — Dallas Willard
The Local Church Sayings By Francis Chan: Throughout the Bible, we see pictures of the global church (which includes all followers of Throughout the Bible, we see pictures of the global church (which includes all followers of Jesus in all locations) and the local church (which includes particular followers of Jesus in a particular location). Out of 114 times that the "church" is mentioned in the New Testament, at least ninety of them refer to specific local gatherings of believers who have banded together for fellowship and mission. God intends for every follower of Jesus to be a part of such a gathering under the servant leadership of pastors who shepherd the church for the glory of God. — Francis Chan
The Local Church Sayings By Barbara Ehrenreich: In fifteenth-century France, for example, one out of every four days of the year was In fifteenth-century France, for example, one out of every four days of the year was an official holiday of some sort, usually dedicated to a mix of religious ceremonies and more or less unsanctioned carryings-on. Weddings, wakes, and other gatherings furnished additional opportunities for conviviality and carousing. Then there were the various local ceremonial occasions, such as the day honoring a village's patron saint or the anniversary of a church's founding ... So, despite the reputation of what are commonly called "the Middle Ages" as a time of misery and fear, the period from the thirteenth to the fifteenth century can be seen - at least in comparison to the puritanical times that followed - as one long outdoor party, punctuated by bouts of hard labor. — Barbara Ehrenreich
The Local Church Sayings By Frank Schaeffer: Fewer than 5 percent of Danes attend church. In godless Denmark, the national government funds Fewer than 5 percent of Danes attend church. In godless Denmark, the national government funds a high quality education for all children, rich and poor alike, while in God-fearing America, education is funded through local property taxes, so neighborhood and income dictate a child's educational opportunities. Add in race and ethnicity factors to create a perfectly stratified school system segregated by educational opportunity. — Frank Schaeffer
The Local Church Sayings By Roberto Bolano: He said that for those who hadn't been to California, what it was most like He said that for those who hadn't been to California, what it was most like was an enchanted island. The spitting image. Just like in the movies, but better. People live in houses, not apartment buildings, he said, and then he embarked on a comparison of houses (one-story, at most two-story), and four- or five-story buildings where the elevator is broken one day and out of order the next. The only way buildings compared favorably to houses was in terms of proximity. A neighborhood of buildings makes distances shorter, he said. Everything is closer. You can go walking to buy groceries or you can walk to your local tavern (here he winked at Reverend Foster), or the local church you belong to, or a museum. In other words, you don't need to drive. You don't even need a car. And here he recited a list of statistics on fatal car accidents in a county of Detroit and a county of Los Angeles. And that's even considering that cars are made in Detroit, he said, not Los Angeles. — Roberto Bolano