*PERSONAL JOURNEY* October 14, 2012 Alpharetta - Andy Stanley preaches during the 9 a.m. worship service at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta on Sunday, October 14, 2012. Andy Stanley, whose father was the most powerful preacher in Atlanta, has now become the most powerful preacher in Atlanta. His North Point collection of churches has 30,000 members, and is growing.In his new book, "Deep and Wide, " he tells the story of growing up in the shadow of Charles Stanley, preacher at First Baptist, of the conflict that led to him breaking away to start his own church, and of his subsequent rise to lead the biggest congregation in the city, and one of the biggest in the country. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

Andy Stanley Calls Out Political Fear-Mongering: “Stop Scaring the Kids!”

Check this article from this week’s edition of Ministry Briefing:

Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, GA, takes a different look at the political system than most of what is in the daily media. He says a lot of adults in the church are putting their hope in the political system instead of Jesus, and that can create other problems.

“All of you who are 45 and older, look up here,” Stanley says, “Many of you have grown weary and lost heart and the reason is–you have fixed your eyes on a political system… and you are growing weary and you need to knock it off and I’ll tell you why… because you are scaring the children!”

Read the full article here.

The bottom line: 

  • Put your trust in Jesus, not the political system
  • Our kids pick up on our attitudes and outlook
  • “You need to model for the next generation that God is in control, God can be trusted.”

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