Thursday, April 17, 2008

Brandywine Books: Gathering to Pray

re: from a talk by Dr. Howard Hendricks, "...There's a church in our area that has a fantastic group of young people. I love them like crazy. They went to the elders of their church and asked, "Can we open the church on Wednesday mornings to pray?"/ "Well, we'll have to take that under consideration." So, after four or five meetings (typical elders), they finally decided, "No, we can't do that. We don't have anyone who's willing to open the church and take the responsibility." Even some legal aspects to it, which I'm still trying to find out what they are. / So, the kids go down the street to a restaurant operated by a pagan and say to the proprietor, "Could we meet on Wednesday mornings about 6:00 in your restaurant? Promise you we'll take good care of it, won't tear it apart." /This guy is so blown away that he says, "What do you want it for?" / They said, "We want to come and pray." / He said, "What?" / "Pray."/ "Would you include me?" /"Sure." /"You got it, and furthermore, I'll provide coffee and doughnuts for you."..."...

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