Friday is for Heart Songs Found this gem from Brother Andrew today and had to pass it along. Every day of your life is filled with opportunity for dynamic work in the Kingdom of God if we only choose to obey what we know already. I have added a note in brackets and a bold … More Have a Guided-by-Jesus Day
Thursday is for History and Inspiration [Repost from 2013] Every age has its own challenges to faithfulness to the gospel. Most of what inconveniences and discomforts Christians in America does not rise to the level of… Source: Is it Time to “fall into the spokes of the wheel” in America?
Wednesday is for Prayer I have so much to learn. Here’s the story of a young man who can teach every pastor some sobering, helpful, and Christ-honoring truth. We don’t have to be M’Cheyne. We don’t have to practice his model. But certainly the principle of meeting with Jesus in the first part of the day … More Beginning the Day with Jesus
Tuesday is for Preaching It is amazing how much you learn and relearn when reading great books. I have 10,000 volumes in my library. over 4,000 on shelves and the remaining ones in one digital form or another. Some are reference works that you don’t necessarily read but use to study other books. Others are … More How Costly Grace is Cheapened
Saturday Afternoon Musings The garden is fenced in and ready for planting. The front driveway is edged and looking crisp. The compost pile is heating up and in the raised bed “greenhouse” the lettuce, spinach, onions, beets have all broken the surface while the carrots are still stalling their appearance. So after tending the garden it was … More Why Pray this Way?
Saturday Musings Jesus is the pearl of great price. The gospel of Christ is the treasure in the field. May we never recover from the wonder and the demands of grace. “Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly … More The Cost of Grace
Thursday is for Preaching I want to do a bit of non-technical research on what is happening beyond my experience with our campuses related to what is happening in my circle of friends and their multi-site churches. Here are five simple questions related to preaching and recording of messages for alternative sites. What day of the … More Five Questions for Multi-Site Churches
Saturday is for Nostalgia Almost every night, after or as I am brushing my teeth before bed, God refreshes my heart with laughter–or at least a chuckle. It’s funny how memory works. I’ll get to that in a minute. The day draws to a close. Sometimes it has been filled with joy and others with … More Laughter in the Midst of Sorrow
Six years of blogging means that there are links, and articles , and thought bubbles that are worth a second look. Here’s one of them, a list of links that are perfect for spring/summer outreach. Training Better Preachers Seven Questions to Ask of Your Message Every Week Better Thinking About Reaching Your Neighbors 10… Source: … More Training Better Preachers; Growing Better Christians; Thinking Better Doctrine; Loving Neighbors Better
Saturday Musings and Reflections “… it is imperative for the Christian to achieve renunciation, to practise self-effacement, to distinguish his life from the life of the world.” —Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, 44. Why does Bonhoeffer believe that it is imperative that Christians be different from the world? Why is it important that Christians … More Echoing Jesus, Bonhoeffer Speaks