Your leadership will only rise to your lowest standard in any of these areas. If you don’t master them, they’ll master you.
Moody would come down from the pulpit, pass through the aisles with outstretched hands, and motion for the people to continue rising and follow him into the inquiry room.
This results in Calvinists actually evaluating whether the opposing view is consistent with Calvinism rather than the Scripture, and those are not the same.
Because we’ve baptized a good number of people week-by-week, we didn’t have the usual baptism backlog. In fact, we had only three people scheduled for baptism, and one of those didn’t show.
Your mother goes to this church. And you have eight of them. Word to the wise: “I feel like you’re one of my children” isn’t a compliment.