Sunday, February 7, 2010

"If I be Lifted Up"

Jesus said, "If I be lifted up...I will draw all men unto me."

Maybe the reason the church is having trouble drawing people to Him is because we aren't lifting Him up and letting Him do the drawing.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Asking Advice From Whom?

I wrote this for someone (haha do that a lot these days) however I decided against actually saying it to them in that context. I realise though, that there are probably a lot of people out there who don't know how to look for an appropriate person to ask advice from. This is for you.

Remember not to disregard younger people's advice, and don't just accept older One's advice simply because they are older or younger. ;) Weigh it up against scripture, and take all advice with a pinch of salt. Something I use as a guide with advice is simply who knows what they are talking about.

i.e. I don't take political advice from people who's worldview I don't agree with, and who don't really know the topic. - I take political advice from people who's worldview is similar to mine and who are strong believers in apologetics, study their topic, know their Bible and are likely to know more than I do. I don't take take Biblical advice from people who don't even know who "Ruth" was in the Bible. I ask for advice from people who can spit out the references as fast as you can fire the questions of where was that scripture found, and who understand what they mean, and don't read their own agenda into scripture. I don't take advice on relationships from people who are messed up, but from people who have many godly relationships, and know the godly worldview. (That worldview is incredibly important!) Hopefully you get the idea.