Tuesday is for Preaching According to a LifeWay Research survey: Only 6% of pastors explain the gospel clearly on a regular basis. “Lifeway Research surveyed 450 sermons delivered in churches across the country–churches large and small, denominational and non-denominational–to see how often the Bad News and the Good News were being explained in a meaningful … More Bootcamp for Shaping Up the Gospel Preaching of Pastors
Tuesday is for Preaching Tought Primer: Is it likely that in any church service, there are some present who have not had a life-changing conversion experience. They may carry Bibles; they may call themselves Christ followers; they may believe they are ‘saved’; they may speak fluent “Christianese”, but they have never truly placed their trust in … More Preachers are Failing their Congregations
There are two new nested pages on the blog. You can find them both by scrolling down the right side bar. Nested under the About page is a page called The Poetry Project. Nested under the Mentor Groups page is a page called Mentors and Heroes (all) Who Have Changed My Life. I hope you … More Two New Nested Pages
Poems for Psalms Suggested by Psalm 2 December 29, 2005 Read Psalm 2 Empty Buckets Empty. Powerless. Senseless. Pointless. Meaningless. Absurd. Purposeless. Futile. Without effect. The laughter of heaven holds. The plan will unfold in its time. Fear and rejoice. And take your refuge in Him Who is ever blessed And ever blessing. © Marty … More Why Do the Heathen Rage?
Suggested by a Reading of Psalm 1 Meditating on Psalm 1 12/28/2005 5:30 AM I don’t remember how long I had been up. But it is not normal for me to be awake early. If I am reading my Bible before 7:30 in the morning it is because God or caffeine or anxiety is robbing me … More Wisdom Flees from Neglect
Weekend Musings Inside Psalm 119 and the Poetry Project (My son inspired me to keep working on a project I thought of a couple of years ago. The idea is to write a poem of personal reflection for each Psalm in the psalter. If you search on the word “Poetry” or “Poetry and Prayers” inside … More Affliction and the God Who Teaches
Friday is for Heart Songs Spoiler alert: Poetry at the end. Bear with me. I am still trying to get my life back on track after the loss of my mom. This blog is a repost from when I was just poking around and trying to learn how to format in WordPress. I had … More Why Do You Hide Your Face?
Friday is for Heart Songs Here’s a bit of news you won’t find reported in the secular media. Unfortunate, because it offers real hope to the entire peace-loving world. The news around the world is not great on the economic front for any country. But when reports come in like this, The Christian’s heart has … More Muslims Coming to Christ in Record Numbers
With pastors like Terry Jones in Florida, and Joel Osteen in Texas, it takes some real courage to be a protestant these days. That said, here is the perfect book to galvanize your heart with the truth of the gospel. The Courage to be Protestant, by David Wells. This is a book that every leader … More It Takes Courage to be Protestant These Days
I’ll be back to my normal schedule on Monday. For now, here’s another offering from my old blog archives. “The Spring of Him who Called“ עֵין הַקּוֹרֵא En-hakkore (from Judges 15:19) And God split open the hollow place that is at Lehi, and water came out from it. And when he drank, his spirit returned, … More Memorializing a Great Work of God