Urgency

Busyness | Fellowship | Latin Culture | People | Perspective | Priorities | Stewardship | Time | Urgency

A BETTER WAY I spoke recently with Daniel Davila, the director to Summit School of Theology in Broomfield, Colorado concerning time. Daniel highlighted the difference between the concept of time in the United States and that which prevails in Latin countries. Although of Latin heritage, Daniel recognizes how he, himself, has been affected by this …

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Dating | Doctors | Health | Humor | Life | Romance | Teens | Time | Urgency | Youth

DYING FOR TREATMENT “Hurry!” the doctor cried to his teenage daughter. “Put my stethoscope and medicine bag in my car. I just received an emergency call from someone who says he will die if I don’t come immediately.” “Oh Dad, that call wasn’t for you,” the daughter saucily responded. “That was a call for me.”

Activity | Busyness | Failure | Humor | Ministry | Pastors | Prayer | Urgency | Weakness

BUSIER THAN ISAIAH One minister remarked sorrowfully: “The prophet Isaiah wrote, ‘In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord.’ If he were a modern minister, he would write, ‘In the year that Uzziah died I made a thousand pastoral calls, dictated two thousand letters, and held five thousand telephone conversations. I reviewed …

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Attitude | Attitudes | Evangelism | Fellowship | Friends | Friendship | Motivation | Opportunity | Story | Time | Urgency

NOW IS THE TIME FOR FRIENDS How many friends do you have? Do you make friends easily? How far are you willing to go to make new friends or keep a friend you already have? I was recently riding the subway into Manhattan. I was on the N- train leaving Queensboro Plaza, heading for a …

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Busyness | Hurry | Satan | Stress | Time | Urgency | Worry

HURRY IS THE DEVIL In contemporary society, our Adversary majors in three things: noise, hurry, and crowds. If he can keep us engaged in “muchness” and “manyness,” he will rest satisfied. Psychiatrist Carl Jung once remarked, “Hurry is not of the Devil; hurry is the Devil.” From Celebration of Discipline, by Richard Foster, pg. 15

Children | Christ | Evangelism | Faith | Forgiveness | Gospel | Grief | Guilt | Missions | Paganism | Sin | Urgency | World Religions

SACRIFICED HER CHILD A native missionary in India wrote the following letter: Each year millions of pilgrims flock to the banks of the Ganges River near Hardwar in north India to bathe in the holy waters with hopes of washing away their sins. Brother Varghese was passing out gospel tracts along the river’s edge when …

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Burden | Care | Child | Children | Father | Fathers | Humor | Ministry | Needs | Pastors | Urgency

PASTOR DAD The minister’s little daughter was sent to bed with a stomach-ache and missed her usual romp with her daddy. A few minutes later she appeared at the top of the stairs and called to her mother, “Mama, let me talk with Daddy.” “No, my dear, not tonight. Get back in bed.” “Please, Mama.” …

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