Modern Church

God pity us – Leonard Ravenhill

God pity us – Leonard Ravenhill

God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost.

– Leonard Ravenhill –

Money changing or praying? – Jim Cymbala

Money changing or praying? – Jim Cymbala

The first-century money changers were in the temple, but they didn’t have the spirit of the temple… They were out of sync with the whole purpose of the Lord’s house. “The atmosphere of my Father’s house,” Jesus seemed to say, “is to be prayer. The aroma around my Father must be that of people opening their hearts in worship and supplication. This is not a place to make a buck. This is a house for calling on the Lord.”

– Jim Cymbala –

Condition of the Church – Charles Spurgeon

Condition of the Church – Charles Spurgeon

The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be slothfulness in prayer.

– Charles Spurgeon –

Canned Discipleship – Francis Chan

Canned Discipleship – Francis Chan

We reduce discipleship to a canned program, and so many in the church end up sidelined in a spectator mentality that delegates disciple making to pastors and professionals, ministers and missionaries.

– Francis Chan –

God’s Method – EM Bounds

God’s Method – EM Bounds

Men are God’s method. The church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.

– EM Bounds –