Tuesday is for Preaching [I started this post yesterday and didn’t finish because of other pressing demands.] Did you know that the Miriam-Webster Dictionary has a three-word noun? Really, a three-word noun. It’s true. Here it is: Monday-Morning Quarterback: a person who unfairly criticizes or questions the decisions and actions of other people after something has … More Monday-Morning Quaterbacking the Sermon
Wednesday is for Prayer Otis Redding died at the age of 26, but not before leaving the timeless “Dock of the Bay.” Jim Croce died at 30, but not before giving the world “Time in a Bottle.” Princess Diana of Wales died at 36, but not before championing the removal of war-mines from battle-fields. William … More What Will You Do with Your One Life?
If you are looking for a short book to explain the role of a pastor to a congregation or elder board and how the congregation can make best use of their pastors and elders, may I suggest this brief treatment by Robert Murray McCheyne. A timeless exposition of 2 Timothy 4:1-2, a charge to … More The Role of a Pastor and How the Congregation Can Use Him Well
Tuesday is for Preaching I am home working on Good Friday and Easter Sunday messages and becoming more and more mesmerized by the wonder of being loved by God. For that is what Good Friday and Easter declare. Like a megaphone hooked up to the largest amplifiers the world has ever known, the Worst Friday … More Worst Friday Turned into Good Friday
Preparing to preach on Luke’s version of the parable of the four soils this week and remembered this post from Mark chapter 4. For more see: Choosing Christ over the Treasures of America.
Tuesday is for Preparing the Preacher I found an old journal today and this entry from 4-11-08: “Help me to be like Charles Simeon who made it his practice ‘never to hear, or see, or know, what if heard, or seen, or known, would call for some distasteful response from me.’ “ Still a great … More Protecting Your Ear from the Things that Will Destroy You
Tuesday is for Preaching JUDAS ISCARIOT “… none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.” . … More Judas Iscariot: Proving the Necessity of the New Birth
Great Quotes Stolen from Other Sources I picked up the following quote from Chris Brauns and his website, A Brick in the Valley. In 480 B.C. the battle of Thermopylae was fought on the plains of Greece between the Greek forces and the invading Persians. It was a decisive battle, a battle that had to … More Is Preaching as Important as We Think?
Tuesday is for Preaching “You and I need bread for the body (Matt. 6:11), but we must not live by physical bread alone. We also need food for the inner person to satisfy our spiritual needs. This food is the Word of God (Ps. 119:103; Jer. 15:16; 1 Peter 2:2). What digestion is to the … More Hungry to Learn and Eager to Apply
Missionaries are my heroes for so many reasons. Loren Cunningham, founder and president of YWAM (Youth with a Mission) gives an inspiring view of why in this short and unforgettable video. Please watch it. Pass it on. And pray for any missionaries you know and the work that our great God has called them to. … More For Missionaries Everywhere: You are the hope of the world