Friday is for Heart Songs More from the good Dr. Ryle. Can we really believe that people are praying against sin night and day, when we see them plunging into it? Can we suppose they pray against the world, when they are entirely absorbed and taken up with its pursuits? Can we think they really … More No Finger Pointing, … Just sayin’
You Hold in Your Hands the Word of the Living God.
Thursday is for Discipleship The sad state of the church in America is illustrated in the following quote from Peter Feuerherd’s Holyland USA, (2006): The women of Wisteria Lane [Desperate Housewives] created must-see Sunday nights all over blue and red America. Their behavior was far from holy, but evangelicals watched as much as anyone else … More Discipling Men in a Desperate Housewives World
Loving People Enough to be Hated.
Wednesday is for Prayer I am being raked over the coals by my third reading of J.C. Ryle’s A Call to Prayer: An Urgent Plea to Enter into the Secret Place. You can kid yourself and delude yourself and hypnotize yourself into thinking you are too busy to pray or too distracted to pray or that … More “Prayer will consume sin or sin will choke prayer.”
Church Planters and their Wives. An older post worth revisiting.
Tuesday is for Preaching For the months of May and June, I had the privilege of preaching for a friend who went on sabbatical from his church in Michigan. The church was Trinity Fellowship Church, and you can access the archives of the messages at their website. The Series of Messages was from Matthew 13 … More The Parables of the Kingdom of God: Key to a Transformed Life
Monday Discussion As we drove back from Michigan together on Sunday, I was reading J.C. Ryle’s A Call to Prayer: An Urgent Plea to enter into Secret Place out loud to my happy-to-be-driving wife. I came across this arresting quote on page 5. “I believe that thousands never utter a word of prayer at all. They eat. … More Behaving Like Creatures without Souls
Weekend Musings Tweets from this past week on Intensely Local Ministry INTENSELY LOCAL ministry is as simple as offering freshly cut asparagus to your neighbor. INTENSELY LOCAL ministry means simply treating the neighborhood like family. INTENSELY LOCAL ministry is doorstep to heart ministry. INTENSELY LOCAL ministry means making the neighborhood your own. INTENSELY LOCAL ministry … More Conquering Neighborhood Dynamics for the Glory of Christ
Cultural debates like healthcare, Libya, Afghanistan, Global Warming and Abortion reveal more about our worldviews than they do about almost anything else. But they also reveal much about the state of our souls. Here’s why? Measuring Our Passion for the Lost.