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Spiritual Discernment Defeats Deception

New Conservatives – Old Wine


New Conservatives are:

Old wine in new wine skins
Wine skins new – wine vintage
Wine skins supple – wine aged

New Conservatives – Some Characteristics


 New Conservatives – Some Characteristics
Born around 1980 and after
Many raised in conservative Anabaptist homes
Many attended Mennonite schools
Many attended Mennonite Bible schools

They are:
Authentic – no hypocrisy
Honest – to a fault
Humble – value genuine community over self
Patient – with those who need patience
Not argumentative – will quietly walk away from meaningless conflict
Not agenda-bound – need meaningful reasons to participate
Not culture-bound – will respect but now worship culture
Not afraid to challenge – truth will withstand challenge
Not afraid of truth – will search for and live for and defend truth
Not materialistic – will sacrifice matter for Spirit
Not defensive – not time to waste on defenses
Not pretentious – nothing to prove
Not power hungry – knows the real source of power
Not politically motivated – let the best person fill the role
Not materially motivated – Spirit and love over matter
No allegiance to systems – willing to adjust systems to meet needs
Eclectic – knowing many sources of information
Hearts are good – all the way through
Talk from heart to heart – desire meaningful connection
Love peace – have seen too much needless fighting
Service oriented – meet needs
Been to Bible school – had teaching on many areas
Been to the mission field – makes the world earth “home”
Trustworthy – can be trusted to do right in all areas

God bless these wonderful people. God wants to shape each generation of young believers to impact their age. These New Conservatives are answering God’s call.

They are God’s gift to us.
We are God’s gift to them.

New Conservatives – Longings


New Conservatives – Longings

Spiritual hungers and longings

The key word for the new conservatives is authenticity. They have a deep hunger for what is right and a recoiling fear of what is not right and not real.

They are not so concerned labels. They are insistent on the content. Either it is truth, or it is nothing. They have a longing for the Holy Spirit; the Spirit of truth that Jesus promised.

They long for heart worship that is neither coerced nor created but spontaneous and deeply gripping of the heart. Worship that joins earth to Heaven and men to God and sisters and brothers together.

They hunger for meaningful fellowship – fellowship based on mutual love and worship and care for the needs of all those around the community and the global community. Their fellowship is transcendent of all geographic boundaries. They truly believe that “The Earth is The Lord’s.” A time of meaningful Scripture and worship and prayer and fellowship is “Church” for them – a meta-physical reality. No props needed. God is there and so are they.

They have seen so much discord. They hunger for peace and harmony. That seems like a mystery to them – an unreachable ideal – an unseen reality. Lack of harmony causes them more pain than almost any other malady. They look on in incredulous disbelief at the lack of unity in the older people. They are sensitive to the sources of discord, disunity and peace. They are not fooled by false humility or false accusations. They have very sensitive to any level of hypocrisy.

They hunger for stories of Spiritual victory in older believers. They want to see and hear truth lived and verbalized. They hold integrity over loyalty. They long for their own Spiritual victory over sin and materialism and anything else that steals the peace and the joy and the will of the Lord.

Transcending traditional lines, the New Conservatives are seeking God with all their heart and want to bless their neighbor. They love God and they love each other. They are hungry for that genuine, unpretentious love of God that will carry them through the trials of life and will transcend all and every event.

God bless these wonderful people. God wants to shape each generation of young believers to impact their age. These New Conservatives are answering God’s call.

They are God’s gift to us.
We are God’s gift to them.

He Is Awesome


1 In Judah God is known; His name is great in Israel.
2 In Salem also is His tabernacle, And His dwelling place in Zion.
3 There He broke the arrows of the bow, The shield and sword of battle. Selah
4 You are more glorious and excellent Than the mountains of prey.
5 The stouthearted were plundered; They have sunk into their sleep;
And none of the mighty men have found the use of their hands.
6 At Your rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both the chariot and horse were cast into a dead sleep.
7 You, Yourself, are to be feared; And who may stand in Your presence When once You are angry?
8 You caused judgment to be heard from heaven; The earth feared and was still,
9 When God arose to judgment, To deliver all the oppressed of the earth. Selah
10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise You; With the remainder of wrath You shall gird Yourself.
11 Make vows to the LORD your God, and pay them;
Let all who are around Him bring presents to Him who ought to be feared.
12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes; He is awesome to the kings of the earth.

Ps 76

Trust This


Trust This

And in the days of these kings
The God of heaven
Will set up a kingdom
Which shall never be destroyed;

And the Kingdom shall not be left to other people;
But it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms,
And it shall stand forever.

Daniel 2:44

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