Unlocking the Perfect Church, Crumbs Category in 7 Characteristics Series

people praying

The greatest need of the church today is more of the presence and power of the Spirit of God. O that Christians were roused to greater earnestness and importunity in prayer! I believe that the greatest revival the church has ever seen would result. God help us, each one, to be faithful in doing our share.”  Dwight L. Moody

freedom 2

Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” Pope John Paul II

resolving differences

“So let us not be blind to our differences, but let us also direct attention to our common interests and to the means by which those differences can be resolved. And if we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. . . . ” President John Kennedy, Commencement Address at American University, June 10, 1963

                        Abraham Lincoln             “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln

America in decline

Why do nations decline and fall? History has proved, time and again, that a nation’s moral condition and its character are key to its endurance. God’s moral law applies to nations as well as individuals. The Apostle Paul wrote: Do not be deceived; God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.’(Galatians 6:7). Individuals and nations that sow immorality, violence and oppression will not long endure.” Richard Ames, Rise and Fall of Nations

God's love2

There’s only one power on earth that can transform the human heart. It’s the power of the love of Jesus Christ, the love that conquers sin and wipes out shame and heals wounds and reconciles enemies and patches broken dreams and ultimately changes the world, one life at a time. The radical message of that transforming life has been given to the church. That means in a very real way the future of the world rests in the hands of local congregations like yours and mine. Without churches so filled with the power of God that they can’t help but spill goodness and peace and the love and joy into the world, depravity will win the day; evil will flood the world. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Strong, growing communities of faith can turn the tide of history. ” Bill Hybels


King Nebuchadnezzar ruled the mighty Babylonian Empire, but his arrogance and rejection of God’s authority brought a great judgment upon him. . . . After the seven years, God restored the kingdom to King Nebuchadnezzar. The king had learned his lesson. Scripture quotes the king’s repentant reflection. “Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down” (Daniel 4:37).

Richard Ames, Rise and Fall of Nations See more at: http://www.tomorrowsworld.org/magazines/2002/july-august/rise-and-fall-nations#sthash.hgu4eecv.dpuf

God's hand

When you find your definitions in God, you find the very purpose for which you were created. Put your hand into God’s hand, know His absolutes, demonstrate His love, present His truth, and the message of redemption and transformation will take hold.” Ravi Zacharias

chain broken

America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” Alexis de Tocqueville

God bless America prayer

What the church needs today is not more or better machinery, not new organizations, or more novel methods; but men whom the Holy Spirit can use– men of prayer, men mighty in prayer.” E.M. Bounds


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