Thought provoking one-liners

Some people what to serve God
but only as advisors.People are funny;
they want the front of the bus,
the middle of the road,
and the back of the church.

Opportunity may knock once, but temptation
bangs on your front door forever.

Some minds are like concrete
thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

God doesn’t call the qualified,
He qualifies the called.

Now these quotes are thought provoking and catchy. And there may be nothing unbiblical about them—they may actually clearly teach biblical principles.

My question is this?
Have we reduced Christianity to bumper stickers and one-liners?
If so, is it helpful or detrimental?
If helpful, is it helpful only to Christians? or also to unbelievers?
If detrimental—is the simplicity mistaken for being simple minded?
Does the fact that we reduce principles to one-liners diminish their truthfulness?
Does the fact that we reduce principles to one-liners make “our truth” like the “truth” of other religions?


Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

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