Not Dressed for the Occasion by Ron Harris

Not Dressed for the Occasion

byRon HarrisContribution byChristine Winter

Paperback | November 30, 2018

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<p><i>Not Dressed for the Occasion</i> has no specific beginning or end but is a string of observations birthed out of my walk with God. It delves into the deeply personal failures of life and honest confession of sins, as well as explores the wonderful experiences and potential we have in God. Though the book exposes the present world view that contradicts the traditional six thousand years of proven moral lessons, it also deals with the daily experiences that challenge our faith and intimacy with God, the most common thread being God Himself and the incredible revelation we enjoy because of the life, death, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. In this sense, this book is a unique view of the world from a realist Christian perspective. I have endeavoured to throw light on situations that are sometimes personal, sometimes humorous, sometimes political, and sometimes church-centred, but all from a biblical world view. The question remains: Is there hope for a world gone crazy?</p>

<p><i>“The Life-Light blazed out of the darkness; the darkness couldn’t put it out”<i> (John 1:5, MSG).</p>

Ron Harris has successfully blended a sixty-year professional global interior design career with a thirty-six-year leadership role in a local charismatic congregation. Ron has lived and ministered in three countries, namely England, South Africa, and now in Canada. He is a visionary and is currently serving as lead elder in The Fellows...
Title:Not Dressed for the OccasionFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6 X 0 inShipping dimensions:192 pages, 9 X 6 X 0 inPublished:November 30, 2018Language:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction ix
1. Feel You Don’t Count? 1
2. Made in His Image and Likeness—Beauty 4
3. Corporate Mind—Unity in Diversity 7
4. Corporate Worship—Some Thoughts 9
5. Non-consuming Fire 11
6. Christian Extremist Fundamentalist Group 13
7. A Tale of Two Kingdoms 15
8. Trench Warfare 17
9. Parasite or Paraclete 18
10. Visitation or Habitation 20
11. Breakdown, Breakthrough, and Breakout 22
12. One Thing 24
13. My Agenda 26
14. Journey into the Unknown 28
15. For Such a Time as This 30
16. The Servant God—Part 1 32
17. The Servant God—Part 2 35
18. The Servant God—Part 3 37
19. I Am Not Satisfied! 39
20. The Blame Game 41
21. Home Cooking—Part 1 43
22. Home Cooking—Part 2: The Application 45
23. Does God Smile or Laugh? 48
24. The Second Adam 50
25. Anti-Christian Era 52
26. Whom Can We Trust? 54

27. A Rushing Mighty Wind 56
28. Myopia 58
29. Who Are We Doing It For? 60
30. Not Dressed for the Occasion 62
31. In a Fog? 64
32. Tolerance Versus Intolerance 66
33. Pleasure and Pleasing 69
34. The Eighty-Twenty Principle 71
35. Homeostasis 73
36. No Moral Compass 76
37. Why Do We Resist Change? 79
38. How to Steal from Yourself 81
39. The Father, Our Father, and My Father 84
40. Disrespect 87
41. Your Father 90
42. Real Motives 92
43. The Word Became Flesh 94
44. Who or What Are You Living For? 97
45. The Silent Killer 100
46. The Floodgates of Heaven 103
47. Love and Beauty 105
48. Silly Boy? 107
49. No See Ums 109
50. Traffic Lights 111
51. Two Trees 114
52. To Eat or Not to Eat—That Is the Question 117
53. God’s Gym—I Know More Than I Am 120
54. Our Nakedness 123
55. The Tipping Point 125
56. Mind Games 128
57. Unknown Territory 131

58. Blind and Deaf 133
59. Taking Risks 136
60. Your Will Versus My Will 139
61. Offended 142
62. Someone Has to Pay 145
63. Collateral Damage 148
64. Priorities 151
65. Help Line? 154
66. The Simple Things 157
67. Sustainable Revival 160
68. Know Your Enemy 163
69. Son of God and Son of Man 166
70. Graffiti 169
71. The Origin of Love 172
Works Cited 175

Editorial Reviews

<p>Ron Harris’ writing is consistent with his character, as I have known him from long years of delightful “iron sharpens iron” friendship. His style is punchy but light of foot, challenging always, yet often with a welcome, underlying humour. In this excellent book, we are faced with a series of remarkable insights—sometimes gentle and sometimes startling. It is this consistent “spirit” insight that I find most appealing, demanding a pause for reflection after each chapter. Through this book I have been enriched and also sometimes a little shaken in the latent areas of my thinking. I commend it to everyone who is hungry for the truth.</p> <p align="right">—Jeff Steady,<br> Pastor, Malvern Hills Life Church, New Frontiers (ret.) & Transform Work,<br> U.K.</p><p>Ron and myself have been good friends and involved in various Christian ministries for more than forty-five years. I am very pleased he has taken the time to write <i>Not Dressed for the Occasion</i>—it is a gift to the church. He is a gifted leader and outstanding communicator. Over the past few years, he has written many short articles that many find instructional and inspiring. I have found his articles to be very applicable to my daily life. As a result, I am more sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading, have a better understanding of the secrets of the Kingdom, and experience improved interpersonal relationships with others. I am sure you will find this book a very easy read—easy to understand and very useful in small group meetings for discussion. I highly recommend it.</p> <p align="right">—Rev. Brian Devitt,<br> Pastoral Counsellor, The Embassy Church,<br> Oshawa, Ontario, Canada</p><p>It is an honour to commend to you this book written by my friend, Ron Harris. I can attest to the honesty and wisdom this work embodies. His desire to see people grow in a maturity that embraces both knowledge and practical applications of the Father’s love is evident in the words of this book. Having known Ron and his wonderful wife, Brenda, has made my life, as well as the lives of many others, richer. He is “a man after God’s own heart.”</p> <p align="right">—Dan Chappell,<br> Prophetic and Teaching Ministry, The Fellowship Christian Church,<br> US and Canada</p>