Wednesday is for Prayer I once met a man who collected the names of former pastors who had destroyed their own ministry and marriages by sexual or financial misconduct or relational abuse of power. The inside cover of his Bible was nearly black with ink and he was about to start a new list on … More Holiness and the Mega-Church
Tuesday Discussion “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” —Steve Jobs, cofounder and former CEO of Apple Inc. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2qxVhP46Yk) I want a whole church filled with this type of crazy!
Sunday Musings In keeping with today’s message from Luke 22:23-28 and the Upside Down Vision of Jesus, I ran across an article by Paul Tripp. The whole article is worth reading but here are the five major points. Parade in public what should be kept in private. Be way too self-referencing. Talk when you should … More “Five Signs You Glorify Self”
Weekend Musings This post idea does not originate with me. I am picking up on the thought of Chuck Musselwhite, a Calvary Chapel pastor in Santa Barbara, California. It was part of a Church Planting Roundtable on LinkedIn. The post was a kind of “agree/disagree and comment” type of question. Here’s the question Pastor Musselwhite … More Four Different Groups in Your Church
Teaching My Soul its Place on a Friday I don’t need to be used … honored, respected, acknowledged, understood, desired, needed, useful, adored, loved, perked, comped, served, significant, important, noticed, valued, sought out, I need to be salt, light, broken, humble, joyful, a servant, loving, prophetic, bold, a bond-slave, a brother, a Christ-one, a follower, … More Things I Don’t Need
I am a big G.K. Chesterton fan so when I ran across this provocative quote from G. K. Chesterton (Thanks to new blog follower Chantelle), I knew I had to pass it on: “What is the good of words if they aren’t important enough to quarrel over? Why do we choose one word more than … More “What is the Good of Words?”
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For Preaching Seven Things to Cultivate Know God. –Your people need to have a man of God in front of them. Why should the congregation listen to you if don’t know God better this week than last? Know the text. –Your job is to study. Why should they spend…