"Think of discouragement as your faith being choked. When you’re choking, it’s not the time to plop down in front of the TV with a plate of comfort food to medicate your melancholy. You need to dislodge the obstruction so you can breathe. You need to fight for life. You may need to get someone to give you the Heimlich."
"Let’s stop thinking of the church as them and start thinking of the church as us. Be a part of the family. Take the gifts that God has given you and develop them and use them for His glory. I suggest that church could completely change for us if we stop coming as spectators and instead join the team."
"Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength - carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength."
"It could have been a temptation for these believers to look back with great fondness on Pentecost and say, “Why can’t every service be like Pentecost? Remember the Holy Spirit coming upon us and the divided flames of fire? Remember all of the languages we spoke?” But Pentecost was like the explosion that started the engine. And instead of reminiscing, the church was reveling in the Word of God."