Privileged for a Purpose Why did God choose you? Why did he draw your heart to himself? Why were you placed in a family or a situation where you heard the truth of the gospel and bowed your heart in belief? Why were you privileged to hear and understand and believe and receive Christ … More Privileged for a Purpose
Another in the continuing series Intensely Local posts. Periodically, people ask me questions like, “What motivates you to be so intensely local in your focus of ministry?” The reasons are too numerous to write about today. Part of the answer is simply “reading the Bible.” But an incident that happened in my neighborhood 6 six … More 18 Years of Ineffective Living
My friend at Insanitybytes2 has written a thoughtful post on the current culture clash between the East and the West. And to it, I would add for my doubting friends, Judeo-Christian culture, and Christianity, in particular, is not the enemy of the West. Radical Islam is. The link to her post is below. “What will the … More “What will the racist Christians do now?”
“When you ask God for His will to be done in your life, through your life, your whole life is at stake.” That’s when the adventure begins. (Revised from 2010) Source: Your Whole Life is at Stake
Last week I was at Calvary Bible Church in Bourbonnais, IL. It was a privilege to bring the Father’s Day message while their pastor was away for a brief vacation. Here’s the video (that I didn’t know was even happening!). I hope it blesses you.
Revised from 5 years ago with new ideas and ice-breakers to help you build community in your neighborhood. Two of the neighbors are having parties. There are backyard tents, cars up and down the street, kids are playing in the street and it got me thinking … I’ve witnessed… Source: Starting Parties for Jesus and … More Starting Parties for Jesus and Your Neighbor’s Joy
July 2012 was a good time to think about transforming relationships with friends. So is today. Five foundational principles to transform your relationships with non-Christians.Cultivate the value of caring. Luke 10:25-37 —Many of us think that we care for others becaus… Source: How to Get to Know Non-Christians
This may be the best 9 minutes you ever spend watching a video. Really, a truly great video motivation from Bill Hybels.
Audio of my last message at Trinity Church. This falls into the category of a text and message I wish I could preach in every church in America. Love you Trinity Church family. I wish you well. May our great God and Savior do a mighty work in, through, and all around you as you … More A Diagnostic Tool for the Soul
Think it Through I am continuing to meditate and read about how to better equip the saints of the church. The last few days have been a rich time of revisiting some of my notes from previous times when I have taught on spiritual gifts. And I have had the opportunity to revise and re-edit/update … More Continuing to Think about Spiritual Gifts