Richard Duane Warren.As philanthropists, Rick and Kay Warren give away 90 percent of their income through three foundations: Acts of Mercy, which serves those infected and affected by AIDS; Equipping the Church, which trains church leaders in developing countries; and The Global PEACE Fund, which fights poverty, disease, and illiteracy.
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I don't personally have enough faith to be an atheist.
Your net worth is not the same thing as your self-worth. Your value is not based on your valuables.
we are product of our past but we dont have to be prisoners of it.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
If you give it to God, He transforms your test into a testimony, your mess into a message, and your misery into a ministry.
Receiving, reading, researching, remembering, and reflecting on the Word of God are all useless if we fail to put what we learn into practice.
In 30 years of travel and training leaders -164 nations - I've never met anyone who didn't need massive doses of love.
Vision is the ability to see potential in what other overlook.
If you are serious about changing your life, you are going to have to get into the Bible. You need to read it, study it, memorize it, meditate on it, and apply it.
I am opposed to the redefinition of marriage.
The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.
Servants think of ministry as an opportunity, not an obligation.
They enjoy helping people, meeting needs, and doing ministry.
We don't praise God to feel good, but to do good.
Fellowship is a place of grace, where mistakes aren't rubbed in but rubbed out.
You may have done some really nifty things in life, but if you think they're going to get you into Heaven, forget it. The only way any of us are going to get in is by receiving God's gift of grace, which is available to every person.
If you aren't making any mistakes, you aren't innovating.
If you're making the same mistakes, you aren't learning.
Start today by practicing constant conversation with God and continual mediation on his Word. Prayer lets you speak to God; mediation lets God speak to you.
When a human body is out of balance we call that disease, which indicates dis-ease of the body. Likewise, when the body of Christ becomes unbalanced, disease occurs... Health will occur only when everything is brought back into balance. The task of church leadership is to discover and remove growth-restricting diseases and barriers so that natural, normal growth can occur.
Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature.
Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, he expected it.
The Bible says that God puts government on earth to punish evildoers. Not good-doers. Evildoers.
God is never in a hurry, but he is always on time.
The heart of the issue is an issue of the heart.
And that's why I'm a pastor, not a politician. Because I think only - only God can change hearts. And only God can take the evil out. I don't think you can legislate the evil out of people.
If you don't live by priorities, you'll live by pressures.
Either you determine what's important in life or other people will determine it for you.
Focusing on ourselves will never reveal our life's purpose.
Don't worry about what you don't have if you do have faith!
You know a multicolor God who created this world is not going to put us in a white heaven. I guarantee you. But we're going to serve Him in heaven. So what does God want us to do? Practice.
Failure isn't a character quality. It's just an event. How you respond to failure is your character.
Some people are going to have to die or leave.
Your spiritual family is even more important than your physical family because it will last forever. Our families on earth are wonderful gifts from God, but they are temporary and fragile, often broken by divorce, distance, growing old, and inevitably, death.
If you are facing trouble right now, don't ask, “Why me?” Instead ask, “What do you want me to learn?” Then trust God and keep on doing what's right.
We need the value and the beauty of democracy, and the beauty of pluralism is there's a free exchange of ideas. Nobody is right all the time. I'm not right all the time. I don't agree with anybody all the time, and I don't even agree with myself all the time.
While we wait for God to work for us, God is waiting to work through us.
Longing for the ideal while criticizing the real is evidence of immaturity.
On the other hand, settling for the real without striving for the ideal is complacency. Maturity is living with the tension.
We do not serve a distant and detached God who spouts encouraging cliches safely from the sideline. Instead, he enters into our suffering. Jesus did it in the Incarnation and his Spirit does it in us now. God will never leave us alone in our suffering.
I do believe in hell. Jesus spoke more about hell than heaven - I trust him as the authority, not you, me or anybody else. If hell is not real, then Jesus was a liar and God has a lot of explaining to do on His justice and things like that.
A father, finding time for what is most important is the true marker of a successful person.
You must match your music to the kind of people God wants your church to reach.
... The music you use 'positions' your church in your community. It defines who you are.... It will determine the kind of people you attract, the kind of people you keep, and the kind of people you lose.
Worry is a waste of energy. It cant change the past. It cant control the future. It only makes today miserable
Only in hindsight do we understand how God intended a problem for good.
In pain, I'd rather walk with Jesus with all of my questions, than walk by myself with all the answers.
Marriage doesn't create problems. It reveals them. You bring unresolved stuff into it.
Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it.
Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record. If someone hurts you repeatedly, you are commanded by God to forgive them instantly, but you are not expected to trust them immediately, and you are not expected to continue allowing them to hurt you.
Life is a school and problems are the curriculum.
You can't make a life without making mistakes. Relax and learn something
There is no growth without change, no change without fear or loss and no loss without pain.
Everytime you forgive you disappoint the devil.
There aren't enough professionals to solve the world's problems.
There will never be enough doctors to solve the health problems of the world. There will never be enough teachers to solve the education problems of the world - illiteracy. There will never be enough missionaries to care and comfort and share the Good News. It has to be done by normal, ordinary people.
My first reaction in pastoral care is not to explain.
And again, I don't think the primary purpose of the Bible is to explain suffering. I never have, because the actual explanations are often inadequate. I think the primary purpose of Scripture is to say I am all you need in this suffering and I need comfort.
Three enemies that will weaken your ministry over time: Self-indulgence, bitterness, and carelessness. Strong people discipline their desires, restrain their reactions, and keep their commitments.
Lasting love extends grace. No relationship will make it without grace. The Bible tells us that this is part of love. You're not going to have a relationship unless you have forgiveness, mercy, patience, acceptance, grace. You've got to cut people some slack.
If what I do pleases God, it is always the right thing to do, and I can stop worrying about everyone else's reactions. This dramatically simplifies life.
God's ultimate goal for your life on earth is not comfort, but character development. He wants you to grow up spiritually and become like Christ.