Growing Churches by Stealing Sheep or Proclaiming Christ?

Tuesday is for Preaching Is it your job to “preach the Bible” or “proclaim the gospel”?* Can you preach the Bible and not preach the gospel? Did they train you at seminary or Bible college to make a beeline to the cross, from any text in the Scripture? If they did, are you doing it? … More Growing Churches by Stealing Sheep or Proclaiming Christ?

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A Provacative Quote with which Jesus Would Completely Agree

Follow the link below to the quote. It is from a book by John Piper. This is the book that simply must be read, if you have been struggling to understand the gospel, if you know someone who is struggling to understand the gospel, if you have ever wondered why some people can “pray a prayer” … More A Provacative Quote with which Jesus Would Completely Agree

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Pre-Easter Season Meditation on the Piercing of Christ

The Savior’s Side is Pierced by a Spear.* Adapted from the accounts of Exodus 12:46; Numbers 9:12 and John 19:31-37 Jesus is Pierced in Fulfillment of Scripture. [The Passover had been celebrated for over 1,400 years. The fire of its rituals and patterns and associations had been burned into the Jewish soul. Every Jewish family … More Pre-Easter Season Meditation on the Piercing of Christ

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Bonhoeffer Inspired Courage for the New Year

Weekend Musings Dietrich Bonhoeffer is a hero of mine not because he is always orthodox (he isn’t) but because he is always courageous in his stand for Christ. Here are a collection of posts from the last year inspired by something or other that Bonhoeffer wrote. I hope his life and perspective inspires you to … More Bonhoeffer Inspired Courage for the New Year

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Flash Mobbing Dr. King; Tim Keller; Leadership Freak; Church Planting; Kobe Bryant and more

Weekend Links I don’t endorse them all, but my thinking was challenged by all of these links. Your mileage may vary but I recommend them all or you can pick your way through the categories and find the one’s most relevant to you and your ministry. Government and Cultural Engagement A Parable Whose Time Has … More Flash Mobbing Dr. King; Tim Keller; Leadership Freak; Church Planting; Kobe Bryant and more

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Have you heard what your prayers are saying about the status of your soul lately?

Wednesday is for Prayer When the things that we pray for are dominated by financial need and the restoration of health, whether ours or a family members, when the things for which we thank God are filled with the answers to such prayers and the joy we have in those answers, we are not participating in … More Have you heard what your prayers are saying about the status of your soul lately?

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What Do “Angry Birds” have to do with the Gospel?

Wednesday is for Prayer Found some more reasons to pray and cultivate a life of prayer. I just read a statistic proving Neil Postman right, that we are entertaining ourselves to death in America. Increasingly we are living for trivialities. Revival is the nation’s only hope and no revival has ever happened that wasn’t preceded … More What Do “Angry Birds” have to do with the Gospel?

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