Dan at Cerulean Sanctum has listed 100 things he's learned in the 30 years he's been a Christian. I'm calling them Dan's Proverbs because they remind me of the form and content used in the book of Proverbs.. I read through all 100 and they are really excellent. So, I decided to tease you to read them by presenting the 10 I liked the best. So here is my Top Ten list a la David Letterman.
At #10 - Each of use should know our neighbors’ names and the names of their children. We should also know their birthdays, if possible, because the card we send might be the only one they receive. And that’s a powerful witness.
#9 If all other aspects of Sunday meetings were removed, prayer would be the one untouchable, yet we spend less time doing it in our meetings than anything else.
#8 Most Evangelicals have little or no understanding of the Holy Spirit.
#7 God could directly feed the widows and the orphans with manna from heaven, but He instead chose us in the Church to bake the bread through the resources He’s already given us and then distribute it.
#6 We must start seeing discipleship in terms of an entire lifespan and not what we can accomplish in the moment.
#5 We do a great disservice to families in our churches when we split them up the second they hit the lobby.
#4 It’s a terrible indictment against men and young people in the American Church that old women are praying most of the intercessory prayers.
#3 We perpetually underestimate Satan’s wiles; at the same time, we underestimate our authority over him in Christ.
#2 In the end, nothing in life satisfies but Jesus.
Number ONE is-------
A Tie between two of Dan's that are similar
-You are never more alone than in an unfriendly church.
-Most churches never once consider what it feels like to be an outsider, which is why so few visitors take root.
Please do click on the link at the top to read ALL 100.