Weekend Links Guarding the flock often takes a lot of heavy digging in the Scriptures. The picture on the right is of some of the bulldozers assembled for OPERATION OVERLORD (the Normandy Invasion of Europe in World War II). That assemblage of hardware is a great picture that war, any war, is a lot more … More Preparing the Church of the West for the Next Decade
Friday is for Heart Songs Still waiting (will it ever end) on the sale of our house. I know others have waited far longer but after having three buyers back out at the last moment, this one seems to be taking unreasonably long. Our original closing date was April 22! Hold ups with the appraisal. … More Spoiled with First-World Problems
Thursday is for Discipleship The same question, over and over. Church after church, meeting after meeting, church folk of every stripe and level of leadership are asking the same thing, “What is a disciple?” The standard answers follow. “A follower of Christ. “A learner.” “A fisher of men.” “A Christ one.” “A little Christ.” “A … More The Discipleship Circus and Our Defunct Vocabulary
Monday is for Discussion Great conversation after our worship service on Sunday about not waiting for “good weather” to care for and engage your neighbors with the message of Christ. A sister in Christ shared how she was looking forward to the good weather and beginning to have more opportunity to interact with neighbors and … More Christians: Come Out of Hibernation; Your Neighbors Need You.
Sunday Musings And the eunuch said to Philip, “About whom, I ask you, does the prophet say this, about himself or about someone else?” 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning with this Scripture he told him the good news about Jesus. 36 And as they were going along the road they came to … More The Advantage of a Literate Christian Witness
Weekend Musings “The church can preach salvation and nurture the saved, but it cannot save. The church can preach, exhort, rebuke, and admonish against sin, it can proclaim the forgiveness of sin and it can give theological definition to sin, but the church cannot atone for sin.” —R.C. Sproul Who is Jesus? (Crucial Questions Series) … More What the Church Can and Can’t Do
Weekend Links Waiting to get information on the closing for our house in Bolingbrook and looking forward to the Phillies series with Washington this weekend. Enjoy these links for the weekend. My hope is that they will inform, challenge and stimulate you to think more Christianly about every category of life.. Better Thinking about Culture … More WH Corruption; IRS Scandal: Abortion Fallout; Lesbian Love Letter; John Piper
Make it your goal to so know the beauty of the gospel that you can pick up its thread from anywhere in the Scripture and preach the cross. For more and a great story see: Spurgeon’s Grandfather and the Gospel: A Snapshot in Time.
Thursday is for Discipleship Henry Oursler, a friend and former classmate, who started the ministry Bringing Truth to Life and has been involved in church planting internationally through the Grace Global Network, posted the following on Facebook™: Thinking today about five serious questions: What kind of people does it take to change the world? What … More What Kind of People Take Over the World?
Preaching is important. People need the sustaining Word of God not the tepid moralizing of topical advice, but the authoritative preaching of the living Word of God. Our world needs heralds of the gospel who take the stance of an ambassador of a King and offer the truth of God rather than the smarmy salve … More Passionate Proclamation of the Gospel is Not the Job of the Pastor (only)