Tag: Pew

Werewolves In The Pews

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Do you remember the Wolfman from Saturday morning television? His face would start to get hairy. Then he got fangs, ears, and nose like an animal.

Some believers are very much like that – saints in church, but then undergoing a strange transformation as they drive home. The first hair appears as they leave the church parking lot and by the first traffic light, their face is covered. By the time they’ve reached home, their family recognizes the growling and snarling and says the Wolfman’s home. Too many believers lead double lives. If you’re a person of integrity, you have to be the same in the house of the Lord as in your home. Be a person of integrity especially with your family and the people who see you all the time. Be the same in service, in your home, or at work. That’s where the victory is. Be just as spiritual at home as you are in the service. Take the love and joy from the service and bring it home. Then you’ll be a light to your home which is what God called you to be – and not a monster.

Today’s Mission – Today, be a saint wherever you are and in whatever you do.

by Jonathan Cahn

Translating Biblical Truth Into The Language of The Pew

A.W. Tozer Imageby A.W. Tozer

Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. James 3:1

. . . Invariably the newly learned, like the newly rich, overdo everything, and that is just what the evangelical-rationalists are doing. They forget that Moses, David, our blessed Lord Himself, John, Luther, Wesley, Bunyan, Schopenhauer, William James (to bring together a few very different but very effective teachers), could state their doctrines in language as simple as childhood talk and as clear as distilled water. These modern teachers aren’t so easy to comprehend. They write in an academic jargon that only another of them can understand. At the rate they are going it will take at least one generation for their teaching to filter down to the man on the street and the worshiper in the pew. And maybe that is good after all.

by A.W. Tozer