This is Why I and Other Pastors are Going to Go to Jail and Our Congregants Will Join Us

Weekend Links Just completed a wonderful visit from my daughter, son-in-law and grandson. Family and marriage and the fruit of life lived for and under the guidance of God is one of the great joys of life this side of heaven. The links below are few but one is particularly chilling and is the inspiration … More This is Why I and Other Pastors are Going to Go to Jail and Our Congregants Will Join Us

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Prayer and Preaching’s Connection

Wednesday is for Prayer I’m changing my preaching calendar. After yesterday’s post some might think that once the “preaching calendar” is set it is then unchangeable, set in stone. Not true.  A preacher is constantly praying and thinking over new information and new things that he has come to understand and periodically he will still … More Prayer and Preaching’s Connection

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“How Did You Know I Need this Message Today?”

Tuesday is for Preaching Had an experience this past week that confirmed again the effectiveness of a rigorous plan with regard to a preaching calendar. For years, I have advocated to my students that they plan six months to a year ahead. I preached a message last week on a text that was selected and … More “How Did You Know I Need this Message Today?”

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A Staggering Opportunity to Change the World

Monday is for Discussion Staggeringly brilliant picture of an opportunity we are missing right at the doorsteps of the church in North America. If you have a neighbor in one of these categories, befriend them. You don’t have to know the ins and outs of their religion or be able to answer all their questions. … More A Staggering Opportunity to Change the World

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Entrepreneurs in Detroit; the Perfect Staff: Length of Preaching; Is Homosexuality Sin?

Weekend Links Great morning of worship today, with Lord’s Supper celebrating forgiveness of sin and four more baptisms. Forty seven excited men returning from Promise Keepers, a newly energized intercessor team and meetings planned for the advance of a third campus, it was a great picture of God’s Spirit on the march. How marvelous to … More Entrepreneurs in Detroit; the Perfect Staff: Length of Preaching; Is Homosexuality Sin?

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Persecution of Christians Increasing Worldwide

Recent events in Egypt are no doubt increasing these numbers. “An average of 100 Christians around the world are killed each month for their faith while believers are persecuted in at least 60 countries. Christians are the most persecuted religious group worldwide.” 2013 Quick Facts from http://www.OpenDoorsUSA.org See http://www.persecution.org/ for current data on the persecution of Christians … More Persecution of Christians Increasing Worldwide

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Hugs and Happiness

Friday is for Heart Songs My daughter came down for a surprise visit last night and stayed over till this morning. She’s shopping with my bride right now and will be back in just a few minutes. She will step out of her car, give me another hug, and I will pray for her before … More Hugs and Happiness

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