Posts tagged ‘Erwin McManus’

February 6, 2011

Erwin McManus Pastor Mosaic L.A. Author Unstoppable Force Chasing Daylight The Barbarian Way Wide Awake Shares Why The Church Needs To Become Less Self-Centered And More Generous

Popular speaker and author Erwin Mcmanus shared some powerful insights recently about why the Church needs to become less self-centered.

When asked why he thought so many Churches in America struggle with declining numbers, McManus answered:

 

“My primary assessment would be because American Christians tend to be incredibly self-indulgent so they see the church as a place there for them to meet their needs and to express faith in a way that is meaningful for them,” said cultural architect Erwin McManus, lead pastor at Mosaic Church in Los Angeles, to The Christian Post Monday.

“There is almost no genuine compassion or urgency about serving and reaching people who don’t know Christ,” he added.

 

Wow. Ouch.  Amen.  All together.

 

You can read the whole article here.

 

 

February 4, 2011

A REALLY COOL TAKE ON CHARACTER BY ERWIN MCMANUS

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I’ve been reading Erwin McManus’ “CHASING DAYLIGHT” the past few days, and he wrote something about character that I really liked.

 

He says :

“There are endless possibilities waiting for us [in life] .  And much of the life that God longs for us to live is just one choice away, [yet] so much of the fullness that Jesus promises us is lost at the character level.  When we sacrifice our character, when we choose a path that lacks integrity, we are trying to take life into our own hands.  It is a declaration that we do not trust the way of God.”

 

Ouch.

 

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February 4, 2011

ERWIN MCMANUS WOULD BE PROUD OF THIS LITTLE BOY !!

I saw this piece of news a few days ago, and it just cracked me up:

 

“SIX-YEAR OLD DRIVES CAR!”

 

“A six-year-old boy who missed his school bus hopped into the family car and drove alone 16 kilometres to school before losing control and crashing but escaping with only minor injuries, police said on Wednesday.

“It’s not only one miracle, it’s a multiple array of miracles” that allowed the boy from Wicomico Church, in the US state of Virginia, to avoid serious injury to himself or others, Northumberland county Sheriff Chuck Wilkins told AFP.

The boy took the keys to a 2005 Ford Taurus early on Monday while his mother was sleeping, and drove, possibly standing up, “during our busiest time of the day, when all the school buses are going, passing two or three cars at a time, and went over a bridge and almost made it to school” before striking a utility pole, Wilkins said.”

 

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You can read the whole piece here.

 

I just died reading that it was so funny.

 

The reason I say Erwin McManus would be so proud of this boy is because of one Erwin’s chapters in his latetest book, “WIDE AWAKE.”

 

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In one of his chapters Erwin wrote a piece that still has me reeling, it was so profound.  He talked about being adaptable.  His main idea was that on the path toward pursuing our dreams, we will HAVE to be adaptable:  when we come to an obstacle or an unexpected hurdle, we need to be able to adapt and get around it, instead of just giving up.  It’s the same thing that William P. Young, author of “THE SHACK” did.  When every publisher rejected his book he started a publishing company with 2 of his friends and released his own book.  To it me it such a powerful truth: learning to be adaptable because we can never control what comes our way.

 

And that’s exactly what this little 6 year-old did- He missed his school bus and drove himself to school.  Erwin would love this story.  What an example:  do whatever it takes to get to your dream:  Even if it means driving standing up.

 


 

February 4, 2011

A REALLY COOL TAKE ON CHARACTER BY ERWIN MCMANUS

I’ve been reading Erwin McManus’ “CHASING DAYLIGHT” the past few days, and he wrote something about character that I really liked.

 

He says :

“There are endless possibilities waiting for us [in life] .  And much of the life that God longs for us to live is just one choice away, [yet] so much of the fullness that Jesus promises us is lost at the character level.  When we sacrifice our character, when we choose a path that lacks integrity, we are trying to take life into our own hands.  It is a declaration that we do not trust the way of God.”

 

Ouch.