The Bible was opened to 2 Chronicles and the President-elect placed his hand on the passage in chapter 7. Then something extraordinary happened. The President-elect turned to the congregation at a special service at the National Presbyterian Church held on inauguration day and said: “My friends, before I begin the expression of those thoughts I … More A President’s Prayer
Musing on a Thursday Morning Nothing lasting happens for the advancement of God’s Kingdom without prayer. That is why my soon-to-be-Doctor Ben Long, my best friend and church planting partner is organizing a series of prayer walks for our growing band of Christ-followers. We will be walking around strategic buildings in our community, praying for … More Prayer Walking has Little Biblical Warrant
Scene from “The Chosen” 9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. 10 And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his … More Reading Matthew and Thinking about “The Chosen”
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There is a small borough 30 miles west of dead-center Pennsylvania. It is called Philipsburg and it was settled in 1797 and encorporated as an borough in 1864. South Carolina and the rest of the confederecy had seceeded from these United States. Abraham Lincoln was ending his first term and working for his reelection as … More Changing the World from Central Pennslyvania
Two years ago while I was the pastor of another church, our church started to rethink how we are forming people in Christ, i.e. discipleship. As a part of that process I ran across one church’s description of . . . The Chair The Row and the The Circle I thought it was very … More Making Space to Do What We are Called to Do–Make Disciples
Previous generations prayed better than ours. They had a higher reverence for God, for Christ and the Bible than ours. They had better habits of personal devotion and were far more studious in their approach to the spiritual topics. And maybe that is why this prayer spoke so powerfully to my heart. May God use … More Learning How to Pray Again
One to One Discipleship Best Practices You’ve just finished your 15th lesson in one-to-one discipleship. It took you 25 weeks and 20 actual meetings but now that it is done you’re not sure John is ready to train someone else. What’s next? What is your next move with/for John? First, some analysis: Reasons John might … More Discipleship: What Next?
We are planting a new church in Rock Hill, SC focused on the southwest corner of town. Our community is the three-mile radius surrounding South Pointe High School and we are very excited about the growing company of men and women God is assembling to bring a fresh expression of the gospel to the ethnically … More Our New Church
What is the one thing you need? King David knows? Don’t you want to know the one thing that the only man of all of Scripture called a man after God’s own heart says he still needs? I do. Psalm 27