Thursday is for Discipleship Sometimes you hear a song and your heart cries out, “Oh God, help me live that way.” This is one of those songs for me. I hope to create/motivate a band of believers at Trinity Church in Watseka, IL who resonate with its lyrics and passion and, before I die, a … More The People of God Should Never Live for Something as Small as the American Dream
Many church planters are looking, or say they are looking for the “Man or Woman of Peace” to begin their penetration of a community with the gospel. Here’s a great place to start. See the link below. Required: Serving the Peace (The Shalom) of the City.
Wednesday is for Prayer 3 We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, 4 since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints,… 9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with … More Praying Truth into the Lives of the Saints
Can somebody define for me what a Christian is and what he is supposed to do in the world? How should they view themselves and their purpose? See the link below for discussion. What is a Christian? How Should He View Himself and His Mission?.
Tuesday is for Preaching So, affectionately longing for you, we were well pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God, but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us. 1 Thessalonians 2:8 Preaching: A Genuine Gift “Let me shock you at this point. A naturally bright person can carry … More Preaching: It is Possible to Preach and Not Believe (Tozer)
Monday Discussion Last week (Feb. 2012), in my weekend links I included an article with the provocative title, “Why Churches Should Euthanize their Small Groups“. There are some radical ideas, at least some will consider them radical. But there are questions and issues that need to be addressed with regard to the way small groups … More Are Small Groups Keeping Us from Making Disciples?
Sunday Afternoon Musings (Just for fun) Law of Mechanical Repair – After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee. Law of Gravity – Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner. Law of Probability -The probability of being watched is directly proportional … More 16 Irrefutable Laws of Life (Your mileage may vary!)
Weekend Musings The Truly Educated Christian—Francis Schaeffer (1912 – 1984) Francis Schaeffer was a formative influence on my life as a Christian. This excerpt is from one of the first books I ever read of his or as a new believer in Christ. The Source on this quote came to me through Kairos Journal. Francis … More Is Your Church Producing Educated Men and Women?
Weekend Links Enjoy! Leading the Church Better Why Churches Should Euthanize their Small Groups As If We Really Believed: Disturbing trends in giving (Tim Stafford) St. Francis Never Said It (Mark Galli) Our Salvation is Bound up in the Doctrine of the Trinity (Justin Taylor) Cultural Engagement Notre Dame Faculty Speak Out to Obama (CNS … More Fracking: Finally, the Truth; Tim Stafford; Notre Dame; Obama and the Catholic Church (and the rest of us)
It is likely that in any church service, there are many present who have not had a life-changing conversion experience.* What are we doing about it? See more at: Speaking Fluent Christianese Isn’t a Substitute for Knowing Christ.