Tag: People

The Impossible People You Need

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

I know of ministers whose basic attitude is, I could have a very successful ministry. if I just didn’t have to deal with people. In the same way, you might be saying, I want to be loving, forgiving, and patient, but its impossible with the people I have to deal with. It would be a lot easier to be godly if we didn’t have to deal with people. But how could you be loving if you didn’t have people to love, or forgiving if you didn’t have people to forgive? The only type of people you can forgive are those who’ve sinned against you. How can you be patient if you don’t have people to be patient with? The only type of people to be patient with are those who are hard to be patient with. People come with baggage, but that’s the side issue. After God, people are the main issue, and your job is to love them. Set your heart on loving those impossible to love people in your life. Because there’s no way you’re going to be successful in the Lord, your ministry, or your calling – without people.

TODAY’S MISSION – Today, set your heart on loving those difficult people that God has placed in your life, and loving the rest more than you have.

by Jonathan Cahn

The Modern Christian pulpit!

J.C. Ryleby J.C. Ryle

“John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him: You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath! Produce fruit in keeping with repentance!” Luke 3:7-8

Well would it be for the Church of Christ, if it possessed more plain-speaking ministers like John the Baptist. A morbid dislike to strong language;an excessive fear of giving offense;a constant flinching from directness and plain speaking–are, unhappily, too much the characteristics of the modern Christian pulpit!

Uncharitable language is no doubt always to be deprecated. But there is no ‘charity’ in flattering unconverted people–by abstaining from any mention of their vices, or in applying smooth names to their damnable sins!

There are two texts which are too much forgotten by Christian preachers. In one it is written, “Woe unto you–when all men shall speak well of you!” (Luke 6:26)

In the other it is written, “Obviously, I’m not trying to be a people pleaser! No, I am trying to please God. If I were still trying to please people–I would not be Christ’s servant.” (Galatians 1:10)

by J.C. Ryle