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Simple Isn't Always Easy

Posted August 27, 2012 by Steve Hafler

How do you define ministry? Here is what many people do, they begin by describing the beautiful campus and structures their church has, or the buffet of programs and activities their church offers. They draw attention to their children’s programs that run with Pixar precision and Disney creativity, or they highlight the top 40 Christian musical groups that perform at their church. Ministry to them seems to be wholesome “entertainment” the entire family can enjoy. The reality of the church giving to God, serving Him, and making disciples who will make disciples is as foreign to them as the Antemanambondro people of Madagascar. The church has become a service provider for those attending. The attraction is understandable – there’s something for everyone every night of the week! One person recently told me, “I am so excited that my ch... Read More

I am struck with the importance of Paul's prayer for the Thessalonian believers in 1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 and how that relates to our mutual service at Highlands. Since Paul's situation is not a direct layover we need to understand that "all Scripture is... profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16). Paul prays that he might be able to strengthen these believers - people he evangelized and was torn away from by Satanic hinderance (Acts 17:1-9; 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:8). 1 Thessalonians 3:10-11 [A]s we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith? [11] Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you,. Paul is a sincere Christian deeply involved in the lives of real people and their needs. Notice three det... Read More