Jesus is Not Your Savior

Thursday is for Discipleship I have written before about the “unitary nature” of disciple making. Basically, my point is that spiritual formation or discipleship that neglects evangelism is counter productive to its own mission. Disciples that are focused on their own growth and development hurt their own growth and development if they are not sharing … More Jesus is Not Your Savior

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Powerless Ministries are Easy to Explain

Monday is for Prayer Powerless ministries are easy to explain. Somewhere along the line, the pastor and leaders of the church gave up concentrated effort in prayer. Other things became more important than daily attention to Christ. Conversation with the Master became rote, ritualistic, stale and cold. Now the ministry continues but the fire has gone … More Powerless Ministries are Easy to Explain

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A Sunday Sabbath Offering for Lament and Reflection

From Isaiah 12:1-6 Singing Without a Throat mps 7/16/1997 My throat was a wadi of dust and rocks reflecting the parched life of my soul. Water Some little droplet to sooth and save a life, my life. Then the spring appeared, Your spring “Draw water, come to the spring. Be washed of the dust and … More A Sunday Sabbath Offering for Lament and Reflection

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Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

Thursday is for Discipleship “Churches grow best not when they aim at church growth as much as when they serve the peace/shalom of the whole city.”[1] Why? Two reasons: one, it is the biblical model of ministry. Jesus, Paul and the early church all seemed to give significant attention to the poor and the downcast … More Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City

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