Weekend Musings Two of my children got married in the last two years. I have been married to one incredible woman for 26 years. I love a good wedding. I like to officiate at them; I love the opportunity to help a couple place Christ at the center of their new relationship; I love to … More There is a Bigger Royal Wedding Coming
Thursday is for Discipleship My daughter sent this to me via email. Beyond the greatness of the video, it is thrilling to have children who love Jesus passionately and live for him daily. Love you Meredith.
Weekend Musings Everyone has gone home. I’m exhausted but satisfied in Christ. I’m sitting in my office after four services at our two campuses and six baptisms today at one of them, with clear evidence of the Spirit of God at work in our midst. A thrilling morning. Hearing the word brings faith. And I’m … More Sometimes, All We Need is an Ear.
Wednesday is for Prayer I picked this up from Jared Wilson’s Blog a few days ago. How Christian VIP’s Act From Doug Nichols, International Director of Action International Ministries: In 1966 I joined Operation Mobilization for a year of ministry in France, but spent two years in India instead. While in London that summer, at the … More Oh God, Give Us Leaders with Such Humility
Tuesday is for Preaching About eight years ago, I had the privilege of preaching the men’s retreat for Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. John Piper cares for the men of his church and was present at the retreat (maybe to make sure that I didn’t lead them astray!). It was a delight to be among … More John Piper’s Advice to Me (and every preacher)
Monday Discussion According to an article siting a new Barna poll: 25 percent of “Born-again Christians hold universalist views. 26 percent say a person’s religion doesn’t matter–they all teach the same lessons. 40 percent say Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Dr. D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity … More The Heresy of Evangelical Prayers
Weekend Musings on Holy Saturday The horror of Good Friday, The silence of Holy Saturday. The glory of Easter. Who killed Jesus? I did. He died for me and rose for me and lives for me, and is coming for me and all who place their hope in Him. Artist: Correggio, completed in A.D. 1525. … More The Silent Saturday Between Horror and Glory
Monday is for Heart Songs Mark 14:26-31 (ESV) And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go before … More A Stunning Scene from the Night Before He Suffered
Thursday is for Discipleship What if 15 million people in America were murdered over a twelve year period? What if everyone in America lost someone and some lost everyone? How would you go about putting the nation back together again? Answer: Preach the cross and plant churches that preach the cross. The following article is … More How Church Planting is Changing a Nation.
Carve out some time. Get a cup of coffee or a pot of tea. Turn the TV off. Put your book down. Put your Bible aside. Close the door. Don’t be distracted. Watch this video of Dr. Helen Roseveara. You might want to carve out sometime for prayer afterwards.