The world is a mess. Our country is a mess. And it’s hard to know where to begin to fix it. Those of us who believe in Christ know two things. One, it will be fixed one day. Two, our Lord calls us to make disciples until that day (and that will be part of … More Are Manners More Important Than Laws?
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Four books on evangelism recommended by Matt Chandler, Mark Dever and Darin Patrick. Coleman’s book is a classic and Mark Dever’s book is very good. Mack Stiles book is both funny and instructive, a good combination. All of these are short and helpful. The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark…
Here is a thoughtful article on small churches from Christianity Today. If you are a small church pastor or a small church member this article might give you much to praise God for and a few things to aspire to. When I taught in the seminary I often told my students that mega churches were … More Thoughtful Article on Small Churches
Friday is for Heart Songs Reading with the Pastor Luke 21 and Psalm 103 Today’s reading is 38 verses in Luke but it is the first four verses that have captured me. See if they don’t do the same for you. Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor … More The Widow’s Large Gift
Reading with the Pastor Luke 19 and Psalm 100-101 It has been fun to see how appropriate the coupling of these psalms with the Gospel portions has turned out to be. Today, we read two short psalms and the familiar story of Zacchaeus climbing a tree to get a better glimpse of Jesus. Don’t you … More A Postcard from God
Friday is for Discipleship Random thoughts on Psalm 119 Psalm 119:18 “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.” Does this word not imply that my eyes are closed and blind to the beauty and wonder of His word? What can closed eyes see? NOTHING! They can distinguish nothing, not even … More When You KNOW You Don’t Measure Up
Reading with the Pastor Luke 13 and Psalm 90 Verses 18-21 grabbed my attention from today’s reading. The Mustard Seed and the Leaven 18 He said therefore, “What is the kingdom of God like? And to what shall I compare it? 19 It is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his garden, and it grew … More What to Remember When Your Love and Care Aren’t “Enough”