Launching Christians

I heard an innovative description of the church this past Sunday. The senior pastor at Church At The Mall (Lakeland, FL), Aaron Burgner, described the church as an “aircraft carrier with the responsibility of launching members out into the world.” That idea flies.

“KNOW THAT NO involvement, no commitment, and no action results in no victory. You don’t inherit success—you earn it.”
“PEOPLE DO WELL TO love their friends as they are, not the way they expect them to be.”
“WE ARE NOT IN this world for people to like us. We are to love them. There is no higher purpose than to love.”
“PEOPLE ARE UNHAPPY BECAUSE of dissatisfaction with other people, situations, and things. A person finds authentic happiness in knowing nothing in this world is perfect, not even you.”