Tuesday is for Preaching Preached a five point message from Philippians 4:15-20 a few months ago. The title of the message was Live for the Benefit of Others. The message answered the question, WHY (“should I live for the benefit of others?”) There is increase for you (vss. 15-17) There is supply for others (vs. 18a) … More In the Interest of Better Preaching
Monday is for Discussion Without a process of ministry, a specific way of exposing new believers … to what they must know to grow, what they must do to multiply, how they can use their gifts in serving Christ and his Church, and how they can impact their neighborhood with the love of Christ … … More What Do You Do to Ensure New Believers Can Grow?
Sunday Musings “Leadership is … resisting the urge to settle.” —Transforming Church in Rural America, Shannon O’Dell That is a simple but transformative definition of leadership. Leaders MUST resist the urge to settle. It is the constant temptation of the warrior to rest when the battle simply won’t allow him to do so. Leaders simply … More Leaders Need to Lead.
Weekend Musings These are culled from my notes on a seminar by Larry Osborne from last year’s national Free Church Conference. Six thoughts and a few quotes about winning teams from Larry Osborne: Winning Teams have Winning Players. Losing Teams have . Good Players. “Two biggest derailment … More Assembling the Right Team for Your Church or Church Plant
Weekend Links I was out of the reach of the Internet and even good cell phone connection for five days making my posts pretty sparse. West Virginia may be “almost heaven” but its mountains are pretty formidable for almost all technology. But it was good to see Steph’s mom and to spend some time with … More Understanding Atonement; Christianity’s Crisis in Parenting; Dealing with Gossip; and much more.
Thursday is for Discipleship Take more time than it takes to read these three paragraphs. Take some time to think, think hard about what is written here. Bracketed comments [ ] are my own. “…..Early believers desired transformation of the lost more than they desired comfort for themselves. The emphasis on seeing people changed by … More Early Believers Loved the Lost More than They Desired Comfort
Sunday Nostalgia “Who is ‘untouchable’ in your ministry—who wouldn’t you give away?” The question came from a seasoned and effective pastor of about 50 years of age. Twice he had taken churches in his denomination from around 200, to over one-thousand in attendance. But this was to be … More “It’s a good thing that you would let me die”
Tuesday is for Preach I am making a list of great prayers of the Old Testament. It is a pretty subjective list and there are a lot of them. When I say “great” I don’t mean “long” or prayed by someone “significant.” I am thinking more in terms of the situation out of which it … More What is on Your List of Great Prayers of the Old Testament?
Monday is for Discussion There are so many things that get repeated so often that that they take on a life of their own and no one stops to examine them closely. Here’s a couple that don’t stand up to the smell test or the research into the facts test that I have found over … More Now that is Myth-Busting! Wow!
Sunday Afternoon Musings The following is from Kairos Journal. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon. May God give you opportunity to speak of Him, and He find you bold when the opportunity comes. Understanding the Times 23 These are the numbers of the divisions of the armed troops who came to David in Hebron to turn the kingdom … More Understanding the Times: Critical to Solid Biblical Exposition