Monday, August 6, 2007

Bring back Gorism

a Jesus thought...
Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able. (Luke 13:24)

a Godly thought...
Disillusionment, unhappiness and lack of fulfilment are actually essential ingredients to the Christian life. They help us grow into real emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The disciples couldn't avoid them and neither can Christians today. (p201 Barker)

a leading thought...
Leaders who continually present new ideas and visions for the future but who never see those dreams come to fruition are clearly presenting their own visions and not God's. (p99 Blackaby)

a Dave thought...
Yesterday we began soldiership classes with a group of guys at our corps at Box Hill. As we shared the stories of the past and the reason we are so unique our early success once again got my attention. The Salvos began in Melbourne in 1882 and by 1886 had 129 officers, 149 buildings and 21,544 on average in attendance.

I often wonder what the secret to their success was, but when you realise the words John Gore spoke at the first Australian meeting in Adelaide 1880 I don't think many of us would be willing to speak them today, sad really.

"If there's a man here who hasn't had a square meal today, let him come home with me..."

Just a thought.

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