Friday is for Heart Songs Do your soul a favor. Go online and find Keith Green’s song from 1978. Listen to it. Listen to it again. Listen to it and read Matthew 25:31-46 like Keith suggests in the liner notes below. It has been 32 years since brother Keith wrote this song but it is more … More The Church is Still Asleep in the Light. When Will She Wake Up?
Tuesday is for Discipleship You aren’t growing as a Christian because you don’t need him. “But,” you say, “I do need him. Without Christ I have no forgiveness of sins, no relationship with the Father, no way to heaven, no hope of eternity in fellowship with Christ and all those who have loved his appearing” … More You Aren’t Growing as a Christian Because You Don’t Need Him
Wednesday is for Prayer Great Prayer for Church Planters May God be gracious to us and bless us, and make his face to shine upon us, Selah That your way may be known on earth, your saving power among the nations. (Psalm 67:1-2) If you are reading the Psalms through in a month, the morning … More A Church Planter’s Prayer
Tuesday is for Preaching Much to do and little time so here is an offering to inspire you to pay whatever price to be holy so that your preaching will be powerful. What follows is from Kairos Journal. What Makes Great Preachers—E. M. Bounds (1835 – 1913) Edward McKeendree Bounds was an American Methodist minister … More Be Holy if You Would Preach with Power
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Monday Discussion It light of the video posted over the weekend with Ed Stetzer and Alan Hirsch giving brief critiques of the multi-site phenomenon, here are some evaluation friendly questions for multi-site churches. Look around your multi-site church next week: Are the talents of the congregation being maximized for the kingdom? Look around your multi-site … More Evaluating the Multi-site Phenomenon
Its’s always good to think through the unintended consequences of our actions. Ed Stetzer tries to get us to do that in this brief video clip with regard to the Multi-site phenomenon sweeping the church in America. Ed Stetzer and Alan Hirsch on the multi-site phenomenon, pros and cons. (Click on the link.)
Weekend Musings I was reading my friend Ann Voskamp’s blog about her trip to Guatemala and the forever-imprint it made on her heart. I want to urge you to go to her blog by clicking on the link I provided. Her words are so much more eloquent than mine. Read hers. Read hers outloud. Let … More The Forever Imprint of a Short Term Mission
Friday is for Heart Songs I was washing my face at the bathroom sink when I started to weep at a thought that flew through my heart. I was thinking about an upcoming meeting with my daughter, a daughter birthed before I was a Christian, before I was married, before I was a pastor, … More “I love you because you are mine.”
Thursday is for Discipleship I read a startling fact about Fanny Crosby, the great hymn writer, blind from about the age of 6, she had memorized, before she was eleven years old, (and before she had ever formally gone to school) almost the entire New Testament, and five books of the Old Testament! WOW! But … More Thoughts on Fanny Crosby