Following Christ is not for the half-hearted but it is for all those who really want Him. You have to read the whole Bible if you want to know what being a Christian really means. You have to take the whole Bible seriously, not just those portions that are comfortable for you. You have to … More Discipleship: Not for the Half-hearted
On Tuesday I was involved in some on-line mentor training led by Dynamic Church Planting International (DCPI). All of the presenters were friends of mine and they did a fantastic job of sharpening our focus on how to mentor the church planters with whom we are working. And like any good mentor, each of them … More How to Start Church
Looking to Jesus for Transformation “Lord, we want to be different. Not just because of this pandemic that the world is dealing with but because we have looked inside and found our hearts are not where we want them to be. More importantly, they aren’t where You want them to be. You don’t see as … More Mid-Day Prayer–Change Us O God
Sanctify the Day Together — a Call to Worship Volume 1 Day 9 “May the Lord who called your name over this morning be your steadfast love and deliverer this day. May His promises to you be your shield, and stronghold, be your pillar of support, and may your Deliverer be your comfort and joy. … More He Calls You by Your Name this Morning
[Listen to the sound file while you read — two inches to the right of this line on this page, marked “Aubre’s Gift”] An Evening Devotion for Thursday of Holy Week Preparing our hearts for Good Friday and Easter The Savior is mocked and the soldiers gamble over His clothes. Adapted from the accounts of … More First He Mocked, then He Received Grace
[Listen to the sound file while you read — two inches to the right of this line on this page, marked “Aubre’s Gift”] A Morning Devotion for Thursday of Holy Week Preparing our hearts for Good Friday and Easter The Savior is stripped and nailed to the cross. Adapted from the accounts of Ps 22:16-18 … More Public Humiliation for Him, Forgiveness for You and Me
I love this! Pulled this off Facebook the other day and thought I would pass it on with some comment and an idea or two or . . . (we’ll see). It is the latest attempt to try to do something that is kind of a “pay-it-forward” and hope it goes viral. So, first, the … More Loving Neighbors at Christmas
Tomorrow I am meeting with a church planter looking for a mentor. He contacted me last week and tomorrow I will get my first chance to assess him, his plan, his vision, and, most of all, his guts and passion. I don’t know what I will find. But before I go any further let me … More Wanted: Church Planters with Guts and Passion
Stunning survey of seminary graduates now serving in the pastorate. “A leading seminary recently surveyed its graduates to discover where it might better address any deficencies in its program. The questionaire asked its alumni to identify the one area in which they wish they had received better instruction. After three or four years of intenses … More How Do Such Men Lead the Church?
We are to become a people who live passionately for and like Jesus. If we aren’t becoming that, something is wrong. The C.S. Lewis quote above comes the article “True Conversion and Wholehearted Commitment: Foundations of Discipleship” by Thomas A. Tarrants, III, Directory of Ministry, C.S. Lewis Institute.