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" Anyone who knows me knows that I love football. "
" I was the oldest of four children, and the atmosphere was volatile for all of us. My father and mother were in constant conflict, making divorce seem like the only possible outcome. "
" Every four years, the eyes of America become riveted on the national election returns. But God's first concern during any political season is not the same as our first concern - it is not about what is happening, or going to happen, in the White House. God's first concern is what is happening, or not happening, in His house. "
" People from different backgrounds may not have natural affinity, but when the Word of God is treated right and the Holy Spirit is allowed to engage, it can bring together things, people, backgrounds, histories, races, colors, and cultures and hold them together in a way that natural affinity may not be able to do. "
" Religious programs, activities have often blurred and sidelined the centrality of the cross - causing religion to be empty of its core. "
" Whenever you define family as anything other than a man and a woman married together, you have just introduced an ethical nightmare. "
" Government can run and fund programs, but it can't love, it can't show compassion, and it can't embrace. Our faith is designed to have social implications, not just heavenly ones. The spiritual and the social must be connected. "
" We're going to have to become very aggressive in addressing justice issues that have to do with fairness and doing that which is equitable and honoring to God. "
" The church is the only mechanism for mass mobilization. That's why the civil rights movement came out of the church. "
" We should love people, care about people regardless of where they come from. "
" America was never officially a Christian nation, since neither Jesus Christ nor the Bible are mentioned in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. But there's no denying the influence Christianity has had on our country. "
" If God created the family, He should be the ultimate definer of what it is, and that should be our point of reference. "
" The exclusion of God automatically means the inclusion of evil. "
" We've got to move from membership to discipleship to being full-time Christians, not part-time saints. That means operating comprehensively on the value system of Heaven as we move about in history. "
" The Church has failed to be a positive influence for good in our nation and our world. "
" Human nature being what it is, if you told me you were going to give me one dollar with no strings attached, I probably wouldn't question the gift too much. But if you told me you wanted to give me one hundred dollars with no obligation, I'd have to think about it for a minute before accepting. "
" Prayer is God's backstage pass into a personal audience with Him. "
" Peace, unity, love, and nonviolence should be our rallying cry and the catalyst for change in our nation. "
" As Christians, we often tend to get our Bible doctrine confused and start mixing truths that were never meant to be mixed. "
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" God has a team. It's made up of African-American, Anglo, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and a variety of other people and cultures. He never wants you to make your distinction, your history, or your background so precious to you that it messes up His team. "
" Whenever you exclude God and the value system that He represents out of the equation of a life, of a family, or a culture, you create a spiritual vacuum. Nature abhors a vacuum. It must be filled with something. "
" We need a right view of the cross. It is both a historical event that can take us to Heaven and a current event that can bring Heaven to bear on Earth. "
" There are two answers to every question - God's answer and everybody else's - and everybody else is wrong when they disagree with him. "
" I used to be one of those students who needed to see something bigger, and God brought people into my life who gave me a bigger vision than the circumstances that surrounded me. "
" I've talked to men who feel like they're overly sexual and, therefore, are attracted to any female who walks down the street. I will not excuse his activity with every female just because he feels driven in that direction. "
" Until we take seriously God's definition of the church and stop just 'having church,' we will not see transformation in our society. "
" If you're not married, and your boyfriend is putting his hands on you, you know he ain't the one, because you know that will continue. "
" Ladies, you do not have to submit yourself to any man abusing you. "
" If people are taught wrong, raised wrong, or haven't taken the Bible seriously enough, then they can go into academic error, emotional error, psychological error. "
" God has a kingdom. It's made up of citizens: some black, some white, some red, yellow, Spanish backgrounds. His intention was never that the individual uniqueness would cause them to lose sight of the flag flying over them - the flag of the cross. "
" God is not asking you to be anything other than what he's made you, as long as you submit to how he has made you, to how you relate to other people who he has made different than you. "