aka Pastor Choco of New Life Covenant Church, Chicago
Prayer is necessary and a powerful weapon but it must not be an excuse to do nothing.
Can not allow your budget to determine your faith.
Ezekiel 22:30 – “I look for someone to stand in the gap.”
You must engage your community. See your community as your church, your parish. This means conversing and listening the lost.
Our method is NOT sacred, the MESSAGE is.
The most powerful question, life changing question a leader can ask – “How’s Jerusalem?”
Don’t ask question if you are not willing to be a part of the solution.
PRAY – good start, must move from this.
PLAN – play clock on a football field, can’t spend forever in the huddle. Get out of the huddle.
PROCEED – will require sacrifice and make mistakes.
PERSUADE – you will have strong opposition, get strong help. Cast vision for others to join.
Nehemiah was not a priest, a prophet, a king, a pastor. He was a worker.