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Why Don't We Often Focus on the Importance of Christ's Ascension?
BY RANDY ALCORN MAY 20, 2020
May 21, is Ascension Day. A reader asked me, “I hear talk about Christ’s death and resurrection, but seldom about his ascension. Why is that?”
WHEN YOUR CHURCH REOPENS, WHAT WILL BE LEFT AND WHO WILL STILL COME?
Church leaders, trying to revive up what you can't do is a far less effective strategy than focusing on what you CAN do.
25% of church attenders aren't sure when they're coming back or aren't coming back for a long time. And 30% of respondents said they'd rather worship at home and only return when they can be mask-free at church.
If there’s one characteristic I see in successful leaders in growing churches and organizations, it’s passion. The more church leaders I connect with, the more I see this trend: leaders of growing churches (and growing organizations) have a white hot passion for their mission. You can hear it in their voice. You can see it in their eyes. It just spills out of them.
Some organizations will thrive in the new normal. Others won’t. Over 70% of the 700+ leaders who took a recent survey predict that the future for their organization is going to look very different than before the global crisis.
While the future is uncertain, there are clear indicators and characteristics of which organizations will fail and which ones will thrive in the new normal. So, let’s see how your organization is positioned.
The future is unkind to the unprepared. The best thing a leader can do is prepare.
Hell is Real and Forever.
Those who reject God's gift of eternal life will not know peace, and will not be judged by the opinion which they held of themselves― no matter what they may think.
Heaven is Real and Forever.
Those who accept God's gift of eternal life will know peace now, and will not be judged, rather will be with the Lord forever― no matter what others may think.
We hold that the existence of the Biblical God is a stark, objective reality, rationally and factually provable beyond any reasonable doubt.
We hold that Today is the Day of Salvation. You cannot count on tomorrow, and your opinion of yourself in that day will not matter; only your personal relationship with God by grace and grace alone, through faith in God's Son Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord.
Hubble Ultra Deep Field
This tiny spot of the universe, speckled with 10,000 or so galaxies, is called the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The angle of view is so small, its like holding a dime at arm’s length looking up at the night sky. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Psalm 19:1