8 Ideas for Fall and Winter Outreach to Your Community Footballs are flying though the air. The NHL season has started. The NBA season has started. College football is already mid-season. College Basketball is about to start. Next week, the World Series will start. Whether you like sports or not, all these things are signs … More Fall and Winter Outreach Ideas
Alistair Begg, the senior pastor of Cleveland’s Parkside Church, was recently speaking on the sufficiency of Christ and Christ alone, to save us. It is not us, in any way, it is Christ alone who saves. Our only contribution is our sin, our unrighteousness. It is Christ and His righteousness alone that saves us. If we … More Alister Begg on the Perfect Sufficiency of Christ
Ran into an excellent short article by Jim Elliff this morning. It is SHORT, only 265 words. But it will give you something to think about all day and its’ right here at this Link.
Someone (unnamed) asked me this question in an online forum: “How did you get close to God again? I’m not sinning, like doing drugs or drinking or swearing, but I get mad easily and don’t feel that connection with God. I’m young and I just want my relationship with God back.” So if your passion … More A Passionless Christian Asked a Question.
Raising babies or raising churches is similar. In both instances you need to pay attention to essential things. If babies don’t get smiled at, held tenderly, talked to, and fed the right foods they won’t thrive. Baby Christians and baby churches are much the same. The Apostle Paul understood this. It is one of Paul’s … More Bringing Up Baby
Years ago while living in California I had a number of experiences with sheep. We lived at the base of a place called Little Mountain in San Bernardino and there was a shepherd who annually grazed his flock of about 200 sheep on its hillsides. (Bit of Trivia: Little Mountain is the site where Sammy … More What Does it Take to Be a Shepherd?
Read Psalm 30 Covid-19 and a host of other societal changes has radically changed the world in which we live. As circumstances played out this year, I was deprived of the privilege of preaching Easter Sunday, but for all of us who have trusted in Christ, everyday is an Easter celebration for he has turned … More When God Turns Mourning into Joy
Tuesday is for Reminiscing The picture above is of our family at a Family Reunion on the Jersey shore some 20 years ago. I want to tell you about my daughter, but this story starts with my son. Some years ago, inspired by my son’s fantastic poetry, I was encouraged to continue to work on … More Can I Brag a Bit?
Read Psalm 74 and Psalm 38 Lament : to mourn aloud; to wail. 1 : to express sorrow, mourning, or regret for, … often demonstratively : to mourn 2 : to regret strongly Still another aspect of Lament in the Psalm literature of the Old Testament is confusion. The lamenting soul is tormented by confusion over … More Calling Out from Pain — Day 3
All this week I am posting a brief series in three movements: A morning praise to greet the day A mid-day praise to remind our hearts of our God’s greatness An evening praise to finish off the day Most of these will be infused with the language of the psalms based on a 30 day … More A Sabbath Week of Praise — Tuesday