Best of 2014 – Volume 9

$ Best of 2014My assumption is that for most of you the Book of Revelation is like that acid-trip, boat ride scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Revelation is telling you the same story the Gospels tell you. He’s telling you the Passion story- only not from the perspective of those gathered near Jesus’ cross but from the perspective of heaven.

What Revelation wants you to see is that if you could sit down in Heaven’s throne and look down upon the cross and see it as the angels see it, then what you would see is a battle, a cosmic battle.

Revelation reveals how the finished work of Christ plays out in everyday life on a personal, local, global and universal scale.

Hearing is a human ability. Listening is a grace of being.

Sad that the prophetic voice of the church is the sound of church research and trends rather than theological mad men.

As long as man sees religion as a source of satisfaction for his own needs, it is not God whom he serves but his own self. -Rabbi AJH

Leading a church is hard because people are mainly committed to themselves. – Darrin Patrick

As Christians we believe war is but a name for the powers defeated by the death and resurrection of Jesus.

The best proof of the genuineness of your Christianity occurs inside your home. – Swindoll

The most critical decision in your life and the one that will have the biggest long term impact is, Will I remain open to fathering?

If you think eating together as a family isn’t important then you don’t have a family or you don’t yet have children. The same can also be said of a church family.

Wholeness is the new Happinesscontemplation

Suffering is the necessary dying that the soul must walk through to go higher, further, deeper, or longer. The saints called these dyings “nights,” darkness, unknowing, doubt. This is when you grow—but “in secret.”

Our secular world has almost no spiritual skills to deal with this now, so we resort to addictions, and other distractions to get us through our pain and sufferings. This does not bode well for the future of humanity. Only truly inspired souls choose to fully jump on board this ship of life and death. The rest of us waste our time blaming or playing the victim to our own advantage. Fr Rohr

How to know if you are married to the right person. Short answer: Look at the name on the marriage certificate. -John Piper

About Michael Welchert

My wife Diana and I have been married since 1985 and have five wonderful children. I have been in ministry since 1980 and we currently reside in the Denver, CO area.
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