Monday Discussions on Mission This post was originally written in July of 2010, almost 6 years ago. Has anything changed in your church since then? Is this still not one of the greatest failures of our churches in this era? Thom Rainer is reporting that a survey reveals the following about American Christians. I haven’t … More Weep, Weep, and Pray until Your Praying Turns to an Open Mouth for the Gospel
This link was broken (I suspect it was sabotaged by some atheists who did not appreciate it). It’s fixed now and ready to give you encouragement about the foundations of your faith in Christ. Saturday is for Apologetics Here’s a great video from Dr. William Lane Craig who takes on a young atheist who is … More Atheist Get’s It Right Between His Pomposity
An excerpt from the book, Experience the Passion of Christ. Today is a day of meditation and prayer. I will be reading about the events of the last hours of Christ on the cross, thinking and praying about the messages I will give this afternoon and evening at Ashkum (4 PM) and Watseka (7 … More Good Friday: The Great Exchange
Thursday is for Preaching The language is from another time. The spelling is from another place. The truth behind the quote is trans-cultural and timeless. “A man preacheth that sermon only well unto others which preacheth itself in his own soul. And he that doth not feed on and thrive in the digestion of the … More Preparing to Preach Easter
The following brief bio is from Kairos Journal. I confess. I love these short snippets on the lives of great men and women. They give me a window to how others have lived a cross-bought life and shape a desire in my heart to live in similar patterns of courage, boldness, and sacrifice for the cause … More The Cross-Bought Life
Encouragement is an art form. Marvel comic book heroes are all the rage right now. They have spilled out of the comic book pages and are all over the silver screen and TV as well. It got me thinking. What is your spiritual super power? In college there was a student, Harry was his name, who … More What’s Your Super Power?
How desperate are you for the presence of Christ in your life? It isn’t a lite or frivolous question. It is actually at the center of whether or not your walk with Christ will flourish into joy or sink into burden. Here’s a short post from the archives 5 years ago. How can we cry out … More Desperate Need: The Key to Spiritual Growth
Sunday Afternoon Musings This week I have been rereading a short biography on the life of Charles Simeon. It’s the second bio in John Piper’s The Roots of Endurance (Crossway, 2002). Simeon was a British pastor (1754-1836). His mother died when he was very young, his father was an unbeliever and he was sent to … More What Happens When a Non-believer Takes the Lord’s Supper Seriously?
Preparing Our Hearts for Easter Easter is only three weeks away! Christianity rises and falls on the resurrection of Christ. If Jesus rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, everything is proved. Everything is fulfilled or will be fulfilled. Jesus is God. The Scriptures are accurate. The prophecies are fulfilled. Sin and death have been … More Preparing for Easter (1)
Pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training which means now is the time to begin praying and planning for what you and your church will do to take the gospel to your community. Here are … Source: 7 Ideas for Spring Outreach to Your Community