I hope the answer is yes. I hope you know the meaning of Jesus’s parables in Matthew 13, in particular the one we talked about last week and the one we will take up this week. (Come and visit if you can or go to our website on Monday for the audio, ManchesterCreek.org) There is … More Do You Believe in the Divine Conspiracy?
Just found a letter to my prayer team at New Song Church from January of 1998. It is a great stroll down memory lane but also a great testimony to the greatness and power of God. Mountain Ridge Community Church in Redmond, Washington, one of our church plants had just had their first service (We … More A Church Planting Church’s History
David Wilkerson was a man mightily used of God. He died in 2011 and today lives with Jesus. In this short vignette from his life you will see part of what made him such a powerful instrument in the hand of God. I’m not only inspired by his life but encouraged as well. I’m encouraged … More What Entangles Your Life? I Dare You to Ask the Question.
A few days ago, I was asked in a comment if I could republish the articles I originally wrote about Bill Fay and his approach to evangelism. All of these can be found on the BLOG but some are scattered over the last 8 years and so I told the commenter that I would gather … More The “Bill Fay” Collection
Found this never published post in my “draft” file. Don’t know how I lost track of it but here it is a 18 months late but still with an important point and now with a brief reflection on how to live post election. In My Humble Opinion. Every election is important. In a republic, it … More Something to Do When the President Disappoints You
The problem with people is, well, people. Some of us are easier to love than others. But most of us alternate between loveable, tolerable and detestable depending on our environment. For years I have made the tongue-in-cheek joke that if you don’t love my brother Karl, there is something desperately wrong with you. My brother … More How Does Love for My Neighbor Begin?
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) I was encouraged by these words today and thought I would pass them on without commentary and just this paragraph to set the context. As I begin my preparation for next week’s worship service I found these words from J.C. Ryle on … More The Father Delights to Give Us the Kingdom
Fights on the playground. Fights in the High School. Parents coaching children’s ballgames fighting with the opposing coaches. Democrats being uncivil with Republicans. Republicans being uncivil with Democrats. Husbands being harsh with children and wives. Wives with mean-spirited posts on Facebook about other wives. Bullying on elementary school buses. These are all headlines ripped from … More Conquering Life’s Relationship Problems
Recently, and delightfully, I have been asked by a number of individuals for help in witnessing to Muslims and Hindus. I have had some experience with Muslims and much less with Hindus, but here are a few of the resources that I have on my shelf that have helped me to be sensitive and informed. … More Loving Muslims Well, Making the Gospel Clear
Wednesday is for Thinking Luke 1:67-80 Zacharias and His Benedictus (Blessing) There is a God, faithful and true, unblinkingly holy and righteous, who hates sin and yet is merciful and kind, indeed, whose love is described as a “lovingkindness.” He is a God who remembers all and keeps all of His promises. Zacharias has been … More I Need to Have Laryngitis for about a Year