Tuesday, July 04, 2006
I have printed the following statements in hopes to stir up your thoughts.
God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever.
Sometimes your medicine bottle has "shake well before using" printed on it. That is what God has to do with some of His people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable.
“A country schoolteacher, applying for a job, was asked, ‘Do you teach that the earth is round or flat?’ ‘Which way do you want it taught?’ was the reply, ‘I can teach it either way.’ Something like that is the attitude in many a pulpit today.
We are sometimes repentant because of the harm we have done ourselves and others in our transgressions, but there is little repentance toward God... We may regret what our sins do to our testimony and the evil effect on others but we are little concerned because the fellowship with God is broken. This makes for shallow and inadequate confession because we have not touched the heart of the trouble.
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The Gathering Place, not your typical church.
We are located at 42 Finch Crescent, (next to McDonalds).